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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

New Yorker staff writer George Packer questions whether diplomacy is possible in a WikiLeaks world where secret communication isn’t always so secret. Plus; New York Times reporter Sam Roberts on how almost 200,000 New Yorkers’ votes got lost; Weight Watchers changes the rules; and a look at the latest in technology for blind people and a call-in on whether New York City is a good or bad place to be blind.

Tax Cut Compromise

Michael Scherer, White House Correspondent for TIME, and Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, discuss the deal struck between Obama and Senate Republicans on extending the Bush Tax Cuts.

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The Case of the Missing (200,000) Votes

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the discovery of nearly 200,000 unreported votes from the election night totals of the November elections.

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Blind in New York City

WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal and Chancey Fleet, adaptive technology instructor at the Jewish Guild for the Blind, discuss whether New York City is a good or bad city for the blind, and the resources and technologies available to blind people in the city.

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George Packer on Wikileaks and Julian Assange

George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses what we've learned about U.S. foreign policy from WikiLeaks and this morning's arrest of Julian Assange.

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Zadroga Bill Needs One More Vote

Anthony DePalma, writer-in-residence at Seton Hall University and the author of City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance, and 9/11, talks about the James Zadroga bill to compensate those harmed by the 9/11 dust cloud.

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Weight Watchers Changes Plan

David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers International, gives us the skinny on Weight Watchers' new Points Plus program, an overhaul of its original points program.

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