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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Wal-Mart a big win in a massive sex discrimination case. Employment discrimination lawyer, Lizabeth Shalet, discusses what recourse workers have now and how the court’s decision changes things. Plus: former New Jersey Governor and EPA administrator, Christine Todd Whitman, talks about the future of nuclear power post-Fukushima; the AARP and benefits for seniors; the draw down in Afghanistan; a job fair for veterans; and the case of Ai Wei Wei and others detained in China.

What's Next for Women Workers at Wal-Mart?

Lizabeth Schalet, employment discrimination attorney and partner at Lipman and Plesur, and Beverly Cooper Neufeld, President of New York Women's Agenda and director of the Equal Pay Coalition of New York City, discuss the future for class action sex discrimination litigation after the Supreme Court's dismissal of Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

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The Tax Cap and Counties

Governor Cuomo announced that the "framework" for a property tax cap deal has been reached. Stephen Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties, discusses what's in the deal and how it will affect local municipalities.

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Jobs for Veterans

Kevin Schmiegel, LtCol, USMC (Ret.) and vice president of Veterans Employment Initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses Thursday's Wall Street job fair for veterans on the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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Still Supporting Nuclear Power

Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator, talks about the future of nuclear power in the U.S. post-Fukushima.  She is the co-chair of CASEnergy Coalition, a nuclear power advocacy group and the co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council, which supports "fiscally conservative, socially inclusive" candidates.

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One Nation Under AARP

Being Detained in China: Ai Weiwei and Others

The AP is reporting that outspoken artist Ai Weiwei has been freed on bail by Chinese activists. Josh Markel, artist and organizer of a vigil tomorrow for Weiwei, and Phelim Kine, Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch, discuss his work and imprisonment, and the overall spike in detentions in China.

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