Deficit Dilemmas

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The deficit commission headed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson has proposed a list of cuts that they would like to see the Obama administration undertake. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt previews the commission’s public meeting on their plan. Plus: observing World AIDS Day; more on the WikiLeaks data-dump; and how health factors into morality.

Deficit Commission Goes Public

David Leonhardt, writer of the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, talks about today's deficit commission meeting.

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Albany Special Session

Ken Lovett, the Albany bureau chief for the Daily News, runs down the special lame duck session in Albany, including the passing of legislation on oil fracking but not the budget deficit.

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World AIDS Day: 25 Years in Newark

Faye Zealand and Terry Zealand, co-founders of the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children (ARFC) talk about their work in Newark and what has changed in the 25 years they've been working with homeless children with AIDS.

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WikiLeaks & Foreign Policy

Read a recap of this conversation at It's A Free Country»»

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and the author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, talks about how he believes journalists should handle government leaks and how the latest WikiLeaks may affect US foreign policy.

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Health and Morality

Jonathan Metzl, associate professor of women's studies and psychiatry at the University of Michigan, and Anna Kirkland, associate professor of women's studies and political science at the University of Michigan, discuss health's role in our ethical landscape. They are editors of a new book, Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality

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Rut or Recovery: How's Business

Today is the first day of a new project, Rut or Recovery, in which we take stock of the economy in your life and your neighborhood two years after the economic collapse. Brian Lehrer Show producer Jody Avirgan helps explain the project, and takes calls from merchants and consumers on the question How's Business?

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