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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

People clash with police in the streets during a demonstration against the new austerity measures on February 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. People clash with police during a demonstration against the new austerity measures in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty)

Contraception must be covered in all health insurance plans under the Affordable Health Care Act. Usha Ranji at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation discusses what other coverage is mandatory. Then, Peter Coy of Bloomberg Businessweek on the latest in Greece. Plus, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants to use pension funds to create local jobs; Wim Wenders on his Oscar-nominated documentary Pina; and a New York Times examination of where federal benefits are going reveals more use by “red states.”

What Else, Besides Contraception, Is Covered?

Usha Ranji, associate director for Women's Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, looks at what, besides contraception, must be covered in all health insurance plans under the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Greek Austerity and Protest

Peter Coy, Economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the spending cuts approved by Greece's Parliament and how protestors there have reacted to demands from European lenders.

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Open Phones: Stop and Frisk

Yesterday the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report saying that the NYPD has conducted more than 4.3 million street stops under the Bloomberg Administration, about 88 percent of which resulted in no arrest or summons. If you have been stopped and frisked or if you are a police officer or former police officer, call us with your experiences on 212-433-WNYC or leave a comment below. 

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Mapping the Safety Net

New York Times reporter Binyamin Appelbaum talks about his examination of where federal benefits are going that shows more use by the middle class and "red states."

Check out the article and interactive map.

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio discusses his proposal to use pension funds to create local jobs as well as his potential candidacy for mayor.

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Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Pina

Filmmaker, Wim Wenders discusses his Oscar-nominated documentary "Pina" -- a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch, done in 3D.

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