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Friday, September 16, 2011

President Obama’s jobs plan is taking heat even from his own party. Hear a break down about why Democrats are picking apart his jobs bill and how they’d want the plan paid for. Plus: New York City is getting closer to a bike share program. Transportation Nation blog director and WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein explains how it will work; an analysis of Iran President Ahmadinejad's power ahead of next week's visit to the UN General Assembly; an explainer about how the poverty rate is calculated; adolescence and self-injury; and the local craft beer and honey industries.

Democrats Pushing Back on Obama Jobs Plan

Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times congressional correspondent, discusses why some Congressional Democrats are picking apart the Obama jobs bill. 

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Follow Up Friday: Poverty Line, Post Office Clause, Food Stamp Eligibility

Poverty expert and manager of the Half in Ten Campaign at the Center for American Progress, Melissa Boteach, follows up on the census report with an explainer on where we place the poverty line. Plus: follow-ups on the post office and food stamps. 

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Bike Share Coming to NYC

WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, Andrea Bernstein, talks about the launch of the city's first bike share program and how it will work.

Suggest a spot for a rental station on the NYC DOT map.

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Iranian Power Politics

Karim Sadjadpour, an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a leading researcher on Iran, explains the power dynamics Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing in his country ahead of the U.N. General Assembly. 

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Adolescence and Self-Injury

Patricia Adler, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and co-author with husband, Peter Adler, of their most recent book, The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury, discusses the troubling behavior and meaning of self-injury

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Land of Beer and Honey

Tim O'Neal, Boroughbees.com blogger, who does honey bee outreach and education through Added Value Farm, talks about the first annual New York City Honey Festival, which takes place Saturday on the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk; Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, discusses the craft brew industry in New York City and its subculture. 

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