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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The New York budget is coming in on time for the first time since 2006. Chris Smith of New York Magazine explains what he calls the stealth genius of Governor Andrew Cuomo's first hundred days. Plus: an explainer on radioactive elements; tax advice for gay and lesbian families; the economic ramifications of the political turmoil in the Middle East; and the madness of applying to college.

Behind New York's Budget

Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, talks about the negotiations that led to the agreement on a budget in New York between the governor and the legislature.

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Chemical Reaction

With news that plutonium has been found around Japan's damaged nuclear power plant, David Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc., director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons, explains what other radioactive elements might be released.

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LGBT Tax Prep

With the tax filing deadline approaching, Tina Salandra, CPA and principal at Numerical, LLC, offers advice for LGBT families on how to prepare their tax returns.

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Political Risk Abroad

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, talks about what the instability in the economies in the Middle East and Japan might mean globally.

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Open Phones: President Obama in Harlem

President Obama visited Harlem yesterday. He attended a $30,800 a head Democratic National Committee fundraiser at Red Rooster, and went on to party at the Studio Museum. Throngs of people turned out to catch a glimpse.

Residents of Harlem, did you see your president yesterday? Did you cheer him on or shout him down? Comment below.

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College Admissions Madness

Andrew Ferguson, senior editor at The Weekly Standard and the author of Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College, talks about the fraught process of college admissions from a father's point of view. 

Parents, did you survive your child's college admissions process and have advice to offer? Care to share the story of your admissions-induced psychological breaking point? Comment below!

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