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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NPR’s Tom Gjelten discusses the current intervention in Libya as it compares to the NATO intervention in Bosnia in 1995. Plus: Senator John Flanagan (R-2) and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-57) discuss the New York State budget negotiations; the Pew Research Center discusses a new poll about public opinion of the Congressional budget debate; a discussion about the scarcity of open seats in public Pre-K schools; and a call-in for business owners to discuss how higher prices are affecting business.

Supporting the Budget

Michael Dimock, associate director for Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, talks about Pew poll on people's perceptions of the economy and how the government is handling the budget and the deficit. 

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New York State Budget

New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, representing central Brooklyn (D-57) and New York State Senator John J. Flanagan (R-2) discuss the budget negotiations in Albany.

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Pre-K Musical Chairs

Reporter Pamela Wheaton of InsideSchools.org offers advice for parents wanting to get their children into a scarce public pre-kindergarten program.

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Libyan Intervention

NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten talks about the status of the international intervention in Libya and how it compares with Bosnia.

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High Inflation?

WNYC business and economics editor Charlie Herman discusses inflation numbers and fields calls from business owners about how higher prices are affecting business.

Listeners: Are you seeing higher prices? Business owners, are higher prices affecting the way you're operating. Tell us about it!

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Happy Birthday Grid!

Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons The New School for Design, talks about the anniversary of the grid layout of streets in Manhattan.

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