In Search of Solutions

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Governor Cuomo has a new plan to stimulate job growth, and part of that plan reportedly includes a more progressive tax system where the rich pay more. State Senator Liz Krueger (D-26), who represents parts of Manhattan, discusses what Cuomo will have to include in the plan in order to gain her support. Plus: your calls about how you think public school teachers should be evaluated and if larger class size is a good trade-off for having only the best teachers; the ins and outs of the Germany economy in the context of the Euro Zone debt crisis; and some design solutions for New York’s waterfront given the risks of global climate change.

Sen. Liz Krueger (D-26) on Gov. Cuomo's Tax Proposal

Liz Krueger, who represents Manhattan's 26th district in the New York State Senate, reacts to reports that Governor Cuomo will propose a higher tax rate for high income earners.

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Mona Eltahawy on Egypt's Ongoing Revolution

Egyptian writer and activist Mona Eltahawy will discuss the recent news from Egypt, including her detention and the injuries she sustained at the hands of security forces.

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Evaluating Teachers

Philissa Cramer, managing editor at Gotham,  talks about disputes over teachers: principals are objecting to test scores for evaluations and Mayor Bloomberg has a modest proposal for class sizes. 

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Germany's Economic Exceptionalism

Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses his recent article on the German economy and the latest news on the Eurozone crisis. 

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Thousands of Votes Tossed Out

Tens of thousands of votes were thrown out last year. Hear Larry Norden, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, discuss why he thinks those votes were not counted and what to do about it.

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Rising Water

Hurricane Irene demonstrated the risks of flooding along NYC's waterfront. Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky, principals at Architecture Research Office LLC, offered solutions for Lower Manhattan as part of a recent MOMA exhibition on global warming, now in book form: Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront.

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