Negotiating Risks

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Friday, July 22, 2011

The shift from non-profit to for-profit hospice care may have opened some programs up to billing abuses. Peter Waldman of Bloomberg News talks about his investigation into hospice care as an option for people who are not at the end of their lives. Plus: Sam Schwartz and toll-avoidance; the art of negotiation at the height of the debt ceiling talks in Washington, sports lockouts, and state worker deals; and how hot IS it? 

How Hot Is It?

The heat wave hitting the New York area is expected to reach its peak today, with temperatures rising into the triple digits. In a time like this, there's only one question we can ask. How hot is it? Post your answer, beginning with "It's So Hot..." below!

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Hudson River Sewage Discharge

Cas Holloway, NYC's Department of Environmental Preservation Commissioner, discusses the millions of gallons of sewage released into the Hudson after a fire at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem this week.

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Chancellor Walcott On Closing Schools

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott talks about the New York Supreme Court ruling allowing the city to proceed with closing 22 schools and co-locating 15 charter schools.

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Passing on Tolls

Sam Schwartz, president of the NYC Bridge Centennial Commission, president and CEO of the traffic planning and engineering firm Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC and Daily News columnist, and WNYC reporter and Transportation Nation blog director Andrea Bernstein talk about strategies for avoiding tolls, including free bridges and E-Z Pass discounts, and the resignation of MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder. 

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Preparing to Die

Peter Waldman, reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his investigation of for-profit hospice care.

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On Negotiating

Alex Colvin, associate professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, discusses the art and science of negotiating in light of Washington's debt ceiling talks, recent state worker deals and the NFL and NBA lockouts.

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It's So Hot That...

More on the extreme heat with your calls completing the sentence "It's So Hot That..."

Heat Resources: Tips for Seniors | Heat Tips | Cooling Centers | Con Ed Tips | Report A Blackout | Handling Power Outages | Tips for Pets

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