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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Senior fellow at Demos and renowned political theorist Benjamin Barber says the outcome in Libya is likely to be tragic rather than democratic. He'll explain why. Plus: NJ Governor Chris Christie's budget is out. WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly lays out the governor's plan; New York Times media and business reporter, David Carr, discusses the digital magazine subscription deals with Apple and Google; and the Uganda election.

New Jersey Budget Recap

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented a stark choice in his budget address yesterday: either cut state worker benefits or abandon hopes for property tax relief. Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, looks at the latest budget proposals and the fiscal crunch in the Garden State.

→ Read Bob's Budget Analysis and Add Your Thoughts at It's A Free Country

State Budget Woes

Brookings fellow Tracy Gordon looks at the question of whether state finance problems require short-term or long-term solutions.

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Ugandan Elections

Milton Allimadi, publisher of Black Star News talks about the recent reelection of Ugandan President Museveni.

Will demonstrations spread to Sub-Saharan Africa?

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Democracy Prospects in Libya

Benjamin Barber, internationally renowned political theorist and Distinguished Fellow at the policy center Demos, and a former member of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, discusses his resignation from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation and his take on the prospects for democracy in Libya.

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The Digital Future for Magazines

David Carr, media columnist for the business section of the New York Times, will be talking about the new digital magazine subscription plans from Google and Apple, and how magazines are adapting to e-reader publishing.

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Open Phones: February Break Lessons

School's out for the week, the weather is cold outside - what has cabin fever taught you about your kid? If you've found yourself spending time with your kid this week, call in and talk about what you learned, what you've been doing, and any advice for other families. Bloggers Anna Fader from MommyPoppins and Leni Calas from QueensMamas help take your stories.

Call in at 11:40 or share your story now in the comments section!

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