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Friday, June 03, 2011

Lousy key economic numbers have raised concern about the recovery. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains the statistics. Plus: Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in physics, and Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival, discuss science exploration; the dynamics of dropping crime rates during a recession; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly discusses hearings on the Indian Point nuclear power plant; and beach access rules state-by-state. 

Glum Economic News

Peter Coy,  economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, and Heidi Moore, New York editor for APM's Marketplace, discussus this morning's underwhelming jobs report and other economic news of the week.

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The Point at Indian Point

Last night a hearing was held to discuss the future of Indian Point. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly, discusses what's in store for the power plant, located 40 miles from New York City.

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Following Up: Bone Marrow Registry

Dr. Willis Navarro, medical director of transplant services for the National Marrow Donor Program, follows up on yesterday's discussion on the role of a bone marrow transplant in the case of a man who had HIV and now does not. 

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Why Is Crime Dropping?

Frank Zimring, professor of law and criminal justice at UC-Berkeley and visiting fellow at NYU, explains why crime rates have continued to drop during the recession, defying conventional wisdom.

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Science Festival

Steven Weinberg, director of the Theory Research Group at the University of Texas at Austin and Nobel Laureate in physics and Brian Greene, co-founder of the World Science Festival, professor of mathematics & physics at Columbia University, and author of The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, talk about the state of scientific exploration and education funding.

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Following Up: Coastal Access Beyond New Jersey

Bob Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association, follows up on an earlier conversation about coastal access in New Jersey compared to access in New York, Connecticut and around the country.

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