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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has delivered his first state of the state speech, days after taking the office.  Ken Lovett, the Albany bureau chief of the Daily News, and WNYC reporter Azi Paybarah review the address and unpack the policy proposals that it laid out.  Plus: Rereading the (actual) Constitution; the first installment in a new series about money management and financial literacy; the maximum number of relationships one person can maintain; and Dr. Atul Gawande discusses how to fix the healthcare system.  

State of New York State

Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, and Azi Paybarah, WNYC reporter and blogger, review Governor Cuomo's first State of the State address.

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Rereading the Constitution

Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, takes a closer look at the actual document behind the Republican plan to read the constitution on the floor of the house.

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Money U: Banking 101

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP), explores basics of financial literacy and economic justice on Thursdays in January. This week: money and banking basics.

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Health Checklist

Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, discusses his book and offers his take on how to improve our healthcare system.

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How Many Friends Do You Really Need?

Many people have hundreds, if not thousands of 'friends' on social networks like Facebook. But do they all really count? Robin Dunbar, director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford and author of How Many Friends Does One Person Need?, discusses the theory of Dunbar's Number, which states that the maximum number of stable relationships one person can have is 150.

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