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Thursday, June 02, 2011

New York legislators have reached a deal on a property tax cap and new rent regulations. New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver discusses those deals and the other legislation still on the docket for this session. Plus: a case of AIDS “cured” and the state of AIDS research; an update on the Arab Spring in Syria; the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal; and the history and evolution of the secretary.

Tax Cap for Rent Regs

NYS Assembly Speaker (D-64th) Sheldon Silver talks about the deal to cap property taxes and renew rent regulations, plus other remaining items on the legislature's agenda.

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Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Trouble

Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico.com discusses the lewd tweet Representative Anthony Weiner sent out last week, and the controversy that’s ensued.

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The New Littles: Kicking Off, And Where's Chinatown?

Each Thursday this month we explore New York's "New Littles" - ethnic communities that are changing or you may not know about.

Andrew Beveridge professor of sociology at Queens College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the man behind Social Explorer helps kick off the project. And Jeff Yang, "Asian Pop" columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, discusses his new project Our Chinatown and where Chinatown really is these days.

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Syrian Update

Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies, Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, and author of the Syria Comment newsletter, discusses the latest news from Syria, a meeting in Turkey of the opposition groups, and the Syrian government's response.

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Hope for a Cure?

30 years after the first case was diagnosed, Tina Rosenberg, writer for New York Magazine, and Jeffrey Laurence, director of the Laboratory for AIDS Virus Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and a senior scientific consultant for AMFAR, talk about the case of a man "cured" of AIDS and the state of AIDS research.

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Secretary History

Lynn Peril, secretary and author of Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in The Office, talks about the history of the secretary and the evolution of the position from an office wife to an executive-in-training.

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The New Littles: Explore The Data and Map

UPDATE: Check out the New Little Map Below! We've taken our data set and mapped it.

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration you may not know about or are changing quickly. ...

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