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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo laid out his proposed budget yesterday. Errol Louis, the host of Inside City Hall on NY1, discusses the proposal and who’s going to feel the pinch the most. Plus, the New America Foundation’s Steve Clemons discusses the uprisings in the Middle East region; the state of gay rights in Uganda; ex-deputy prime minister of Jordan Marwan Muasher talks about possibilities for peace in the Middle East; WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein on the latest news in national and local transportation infrastructure developments; and a call-in for girl scouts and parents of girl scouts.

Cuomo's Budget: The Day After

On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget with a promise to cut spending. Errol Louis, host of NY1's Inside City Hall joins Azi Paybarah, WNYC political reporter and author of The Empire blog, to give us a closer look.

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Beyond Egypt

Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and the man behind the popular political blog "The Washington Note," discusses the uprisings in the Middle East , Washington's response, and how it affects politics and people in the region. Plus, Tala Al-Husry, former Brian Lehrer Show intern and native Jordanian gives us her point of view on the ground in Amman, Jordan.

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Gay Rights in Uganda

Frank Mugisha, chairman of Sexual Minorities Uganda, discusses the recent murder of a prominent Ugandan gay rights advocate and the hostility toward homosexuals in the county, including a bill which would make homosexuality punishable by death.

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Middle East Peace

Marwan Muasher, ex-foreign minister (2002-2004) and ex-deputy prime minister (2004-2005) of Jordan, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the author of The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation, discusses the possibilities for peace in the Middle East and Jordan and Saudi Arabia's roles in the process.

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Interstate of the Union

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the "Transportation Nation" blog, talks about Obama's plans for transport as laid out in the State of the Union address.

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Open Phones: Girl Scouts of America

It's Girl Scout cookie time. Give us a call if you are a former Girl Scout (or Daisy or Brownie) or the parent of a Girl Scout. Call us up and tell us what lessons about business or anything else are learned through the annual selling of those famous cookies. Or call in to comment about the role of the Girl Scouts in America today. Call or comment here!

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 2/2/11

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 2/2/11 .

Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm and on WNYC Radio every day at 10am!

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