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Friday, March 25, 2011

Two former child welfare workers have been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide in the case of a toddler who died last year. Andrew White, of the New School’s Child Welfare Watch, discusses what the criminal charges mean for the city’s Administration for Children’s Services. Plus: in the thick of tax season, Consumer Reports Money’s Tobie Stanger weighs the merits of filing yourself, hiring a preparer and filing electronically; and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, talks about the military conflict in Libya. 

Protecting Children

Andrew White, director of the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy which publishes Child Welfare Watch, looks at the criminal charges against child welfare workers in the death of Marchella Pierce and the state of NYC's ACS. 

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Census Results: What They Say About Queens

John Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research and Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the CUNY, discusses what the census results reveal about Queens.

→ Listen, Explore Our Interactive Census Maps, Read a Recap, and Add Your Comments at It's A Free Country

How You Do Your Taxes

Tobie Stanger, senior editor for Consumer Reports Money, discusses whether you should do your taxes yourself or hire a preparer and whether to file electronically or by paper.

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Today in the Middle East

Gideon Rose editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle talks about the military conflict in Libya and other news from the Middle East.

→ Listen, Read a Recap, and Add Your Comments at It's A Free Country

Nassau County Cuts

Newsday columnist Joye Brown comments on the decision by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) to declare a fiscal emergency and freeze the county's 8,100 public workers' salaries.

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Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire

100 years ago today a fire killed 146 employees at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory — most of them young immigrant women and girls of Italian and European Jewish descent. The tragedy sparked nationwide debate on workers' rights, representation and safety. Today we remember the event with:

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