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Monday, June 13, 2011

Governor Cuomo wants to raise the retirement age in an attempt to rein in New York’s public pension costs. Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief at the Daily News, discusses the governor’s proposal and what’s left on the docket in this last week of the legislative session. Plus: why women are better; and playwright and activist Larry Kramer.

Seven Days in Albany

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, and Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett discuss what’s on the docket in Albany, one week before the end of the legislative session.

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The Public Employee Response to Pensions

Governor Cuomo has proposed increasing pension contributions from new public employees and raising the retirement age. Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, representing school safety officers and other public employees, responds to the Governor's proposal. 

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Puerto Rican Politics

President Obama is visiting Puerto Rico tomorrow. Angelo Falcon, President and Founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, discusses the significance of the visit and the way changes in Latino demographics will impact the 2012 election.

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Open Phones: Stamford vs. NYC

The giant Swiss bank UBS is considering moving their North American headquarters back to New York City from Stamford, CT where they moved 15 years ago. They are reportedly worried that they're losing young talent by being based out in the suburbs. 

Stamford residents/workers: Make your case for or against living or working in Stamford. NYC residents/workers: Is having to work in Stamford a deal-breaker? Call us at 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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Girls Rule, Boys Drool

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Fighting With Heart

Writer, playwright, activist, co-founder of GMHC, and founder of Act Up Larry Kramer talks about the Tony-winning revival of his play "The Normal Heart" about the onset of the AIDS crisis, and his activism.

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