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Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. (vgm8383/flickr)

NY Congressman Anthony Weiner talks about efforts to avert a government shutdown and other activity in Congress. Plus: NY Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts discusses the results of the 2010 Census and what it means for the New York region; Melissa Harris-Perry talks about the war on women; Brooklyn-based Oscar winner Luke Matheny; and another installment of Science 101.

Two More Weeks

Congressman Anthony Weiner, (D-NY9), talks about the deal to fund the federal government for two more weeks, offensive statutes, and other Congressional matters.

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Census Results: By The Numbers

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses the "shifting ethnic mosaic" of New York City's five boroughs.

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War On Women

Melissa Harris-Perry, a columnist at The Nation magazine and associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, discusses how women and women's issues are affected by budget cuts.

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NYU Grad Wins Oscar

Luke Matheny, 2011 Academy Award winner for best live action short film, "God of Love," talks about his film, which was also his graduate thesis at NYU's film school. 

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Science 101: Seasons and Climate

Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.  

Today, Edmond Mathez, curator of the department of earth and planetary sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, answers science exam questions about the age of the earth and climate change.

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