Ensuring a Legacy

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An executive order from the governor has established a health insurance marketplace in New York State. Elisabeth Benjamin of the Community Service Society explains how the exchange could work. Plus: NYU professor and educational policy analyst Diane Ravitch; inside the exclusive brotherhood of former U.S. presidents; and NY1’s Errol Louis on the legacy of Congressman Edolphus Towns, who has announced he’s not running for his 16th term.

Ed Towns Steps Down

Errol Louis, host of "Inside City Hall" on NY1, discusses the legacy of Edolphos Towns, who announced he will not be running for his 16th term, and the generation shift in Brooklyn politics.

Video Below: Watch Recent Video of Ed Towns Floor Speech on Poverty

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New York's Health Exchange

Gov. Cuomo established New York's health exchange by executive order, but how it will work is still to be determined.  Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at the Community Service Society, co-founder of Health Care for All New York Campaign (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 100 New York organizations, joins us to explain the details.

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Inside the Presidents Club

Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time Magazine and Michael Duffy, executive editor of Time Magazine are the co-authors of The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.  They explain what it's like inside the brotherhood of former Presidents.  

EVENT: May 1st, 12 p.m. at 92Y Tribeca Lecture Hall | More Information 

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Diane Ravitch on School Performance and Standardized Testing

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University, author of the "Bridging Differences" blog at Education Week and also author of  The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, follows up on a discussion about school performance and the frustration some teachers feel about standardized testing.  

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Marketing with Compassion

Mara Einstein, associate professor of media studies at Queens College - CUNY and author of Compassion, Inc.: How Corporate America Blurs the Line between What We Buy, Who We Are, and Those We Help,examines how corporate America teams up with major brands to turn charities into commodities.

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Your 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize Committee did NOT award a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction yesterday. Sarah McNally of McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan joins to talk about why the board might have snubbed the nominees, and which top titles of 2011 deserved to be in the running. 

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Listener Link Library: Add Your Reading Picks

On Monday's show we spoke with Siva Vaidhyanathan about whether the Internet is "closing our minds" when it comes to finding new ideas and perspectives. All this week we're collecting your links to interesting articles you've found online -- and any opposing viewpoints you may have discovered in the process.

Post a link to any interesting issue-oriented article you read online in the comments below, along with a link to an opposing viewpoint (if you found it). Tell us about the article, and how it either confirmed your viewpoint or led to a new one. We'll gather your reading lists all week, then display them and dig in.

»» NOTE: Thanks for all your suggestions. We're working on cool ways to display all of these and let you link through and comment. Stay tuned, this is an ongoing project!

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