After the Earthquake and Tsunami

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Monday, March 14, 2011

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page discusses national politics in light of recent national and international events. Plus, Dr. Joseph Romm, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and energy policy expert, discusses the policy implications of the disaster following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And: the charges against New York State Senator Carl Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. for alleged bribes from a healthcare industry executive; how the future of cities is tied to airports; and the state of public and private pensions.  

The Week Ahead: Nuclear Policy, Budget Showdown, More

Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, talks about the week ahead in Congress and the White House response to domestic and international events.  Joseph Romm, senior fellow at Center for American Progress and founder of the blog,, joins the conversation and discusses U.S. nuclear energy policy in light of what's happened in Japan in the aftermath of last week's earthquake.

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Albany Scandal: The Hospital Connection

Barbara Benson, covers the health care industry as the editor of Crain's New York Business "Health Pulse".  She joins us today to discuss the corruption charges against Carl Kruger and William Boyland Jr. that stem from alleged bribes from a healthcare industry executive.

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Live by the Plane

John Kasarda, professor at University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the co-author of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next, along with fellow co-author and journalist Greg Lindsay, talk about the way airports are becoming their own residential and business hubs. 

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Nuclear Power 101

Neil Todreas, professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, talks about the crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and the nuclear science behind the radiation threat.

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All About Pensions: Status Report

Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, professor at Carroll School of Management, and former assistant secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy is joined by John Turner, director of of the Pension Policy Center, to kick off the pensions series with a discussion of the state of public and private pensions. 

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