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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration and the newest member of President Obama's cabinet, discusses the agency's role in the White House and what she proposes to aid job creation. Plus, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-64) on his bill to raise the minimum wage; how an upcoming vote in the House could mean less transit funding for New York City; the healthy information diet; when to push your kids and when to let them be; and a preview of the upcoming theater season.

Speaker Silver: Raising the Minimum Wage

Sheldon Silver, NYS Assembly Speaker (D-64th), discusses his bill to raise the minimum wage and the issue of churches in schools.

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Karen Mills of the Small Business Administration

Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, and the newest member of President Obama's cabinet, discusses what the administration is proposing to help small businesses, particularly in urban areas.

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The Global Parent: What's Too Much to Ask?

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and everywhere in between), joins us weekly in February to talk about the "best practices" of parenting around the world. This week: when it comes to school, work and play, when to push and when to give kids "space."

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Ways & Means of Transit Cuts

The House Ways and Means committee voted to slash transit funding, a move that could cost New York City $1.7 billionAndrea Bernstein, director of the public radio Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, talks about the cuts and the likely outcome of the vote next week by the full House.

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Information Overload

Clay Johnson, founder of Blue State Digital, former director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, and the author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, talks about how to weed out the junk data and stick to a healthy diet of information.

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Winter Arts: Theater

David Cote, theater critic for Time Out New York, and Joshua Bloodworth, theater critic for Dominion New York share what they're looking forward to this late winter and spring in the theater: on and off Broadway.

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