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Friday, December 02, 2011

The whole world is watching to see how the Euro Zone debt crisis plays out. "Marketplace's" New York bureau chief Heidi Moore explains the latest turns, and updates the new U.S. unemployment figures out today; David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and a contributor to WNYC, discusses tighter EU sanctions against Iran and the rise of Islamists in North Africa; WNYC’s Transportation Nation director Andrea Bernstein on how our transit system is coping with climate change; the new New York Genome Center; therapeutic video-games for veterans and their families; and a call-in for your examples of recent news that’s got you asking, “Are you kidding me?”

Euro Zone Crisis and the U.S. Economy

Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace, discusses the Euro Zone crisis from Wall Street's point of view and the latest unemployment numbers out today.

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Transit and Global Warming

As the Port Jervis line reopens following significant damage by Tropical Storm Irene, Andrea Bernstein, director of the public radio Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at how the transit system will cope with climate change.

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Biomedical Breakthrough

Nancy Kelley, founding executive director of New York Genome Center and Thomas Maniatis, chair of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University, one of the NYGC founding institutions, talk about the launch of the New York Genome Center, a public-private coalition of universities, medical centers, technology partners and philanthropists.

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Middle East and North Africa

David Sangerchief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and a contributor to WNYC, talks about Iran and the rise of elected Islamist governments in North Africa.

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Family of Heroes: Video Games for Veterans

Ron Goldman, Chief Executive Officer of Kognito, a developer of online role-playing simulations, and Ann Feder, a supervisor for mental health services for the regional VA, discuss the development of "Family of Heroes," a role-playing game that helps families and friends of returning veterans to adjust and recognize warning signs of PTSD. 

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Open Phones: Are You Kidding Me?

A few recent news stories made us say, "Are you kidding me?" Call in with your examples, from news, culture, personal conversations, whatever! 212-433-9692

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