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Monday, April 04, 2011

The next deadline for the federal budget is Friday. U.S. Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) discusses the negotiations in Washington ahead of the next stopgap spending deadline. Plus: Benjamin Barber of Demos and Harry Binswanger of the Ayn Rand Center on the first principle of Freedom; New Jersey’s redistricting map and the political future of the state; when it’s okay to be emotional at work; and how to overcome barriers to employment.

Federal Budget Deadline Looming

Op-Ed Debut

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera discusses his first op-ed column which was published this past weekend.

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Overcoming Employment Hurdles

Christine McMahon, president and CEO of Fedcap, a non-profit organization for people facing barriers to employment, and Phillip Caprio Jr., president for the Atlantic Region of ISS Facility Services, Inc., a Fedcap business partner for 10 years, talk about Fedcap's new center in The Bronx and their overall mission.

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First Principles: Freedom

Benjamin Barber, distinguished senior fellow at the New York think tank Demos and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Rutgers University, and Harry Binswanger, a longtime associate of Ayn Rand and a board member at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, talk about the principle of freedom, who it's for and from what, in advance of the First Principles debate.

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Revealing New Jersey's Redistricting Map

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, talks about the newly drawn New Jersey legistlative district map and its implications for the political future of the state.

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Working Through the Tears

Anne Kreamer, former executive at Nickelodeon, part of the founding team of SPY magazine, author of Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else that Really Matters and her new book It's Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplacewrites about crying and other emotional expression at work in her new book.

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