Maximum Benefit

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Calls from gays and lesbians on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Plus Grub Street New York senior editor Alan Sytsma takes a close look at the New York City restaurant industry and if it’s in a rut or recovery. Plus: a call-in for people reaching the 99-week unemployment benefit maximum; It’s a Free Country blogger roundtable; your year-end personal finance questions answered; and the future of NJN and media in New Jersey.

DADT Repealed

Commander Beth Coye, former naval officer and author of My Navy Tooreacts to the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy affecting gay servicemen and women.

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It's A Free Country Blogger Roundtable

Bloggers Karol Markowicz and Jami Floyd, and Rise of the Center founder Solomon Kleinsmith, discuss the latest news and highlight new essays from It's a Free Country.

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Rut or Recovery: NYC Restaurant Industry

Alan Sytsma, senior editor of Grub Street: New York takes a look at the New York City restaurant industry and weighs in on whether it's in a rut or recovery.

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The 99ers

Dan Ariely, behavioral economist at Duke University and author of The Upside of Irrationality, takes a look at the so-called 99ers -- the segment of the population that has been unemployed for over ninety-nine weeks, at which point their unemployment benefits end. What's next for them?

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The Future of NJN

The future of NJN was called into question when Governor Chris Christie announced that the state may no longer sustain the New Jersey public television and radio network. Senior staff representative for the Communications Workers of America Local 1032, Dudley Burdge, weighs in on this developing situation and the state of media coverage of New Jersey.

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Year-End Personal Finance

Need to get your personal finances in order? CPA and host of "Greenberg News" on WNJC 1360 AM in Philadelphia, Brian Greenberg takes your tax questions.

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