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Monday, January 24, 2011

President Obama is trying to modernize governmental regulations.  Rena Steinzor, the President of the Center for Progressive Reform, and Jerry Bowyer, a contributor to CNBC and columnist on Forbes.com, examine the outdated rules to be removed and suggest new regulations to address current problems. Plus: the case of the disappearing Korean greengrocer; Gov. Cuomo wants to cut unfunded mandates; and a preview of the SXSW Interactive Festival. 

Obama's Regulation Review

President Obama is modernizing regulations - removing outdated and "dumb" ones and creating new ones to address current issues. Rena Steinzor, President of the Center for Progressive Reform, and Jerry Bowyer, author of the Free Market Capitalist's Survival Guide offer opposing perspectives and discuss the administration's new focus on "competitiveness".

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Olbermann's Out

Howard Kurtz, Washington Bureau chief at The Daily Beast, discusses Keith Olberman's sudden departure from MSNBC.

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The Decline of the Korean Greengrocer

Laura Vanderkam, a NYC-based journalist and author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, and Pyong Gap Min, professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City, explain why Korean greengrocers in the city are gradually disappearing.

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Unfunded Mandates

Governor Cuomo wants to cut unfunded mandates so cities can cap their property taxes. Carol Kellerman, president of the Citizens Budget Commission and a member of the governor's "Mandate Relief Redesign Team," and Peter Baynes, executive director of the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM), explain the issue.                                                                    

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SXSW Interactive Festival

South By Southwest Interactive, held annually in March in Austin, TX, brings together the most innovated thinkers in the tech industry. Festival producer Shawn O’Keefe joins us to discuss the latest trends in the industry, what the festival has accomplished in the past, and what he’s excited to see at this year’s gathering.

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