A Change in Priorities

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School and economic advisor to Mitt Romney, discusses inequality and tax policy. Then, a new report challenges the conventional wisdom about food deserts and obesity. Plus: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on their poverty manifesto; the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has announced a change in priorities; Sam Schwartz returns with another part of his transit plan for New York City; and how much do you pay your babysitter?

American Business View

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, Mitt Romney economic advisor and author of Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, weighs in on inequality, taxation and the Citigroup shareholder vote.

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Questioning the Food Deserts/Obesity Link

Gina Kolata, medical reporter for The New York Times, and Mark Winston-Griffith, adjunct faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; executive director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, discuss new challenges to the conventional wisdom about the connection between food deserts and obesity.

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Gridlock Sam's Master Plan: Commercial Vehicles

Each Thursday in April, Sam Schwartz, aka "Gridlock Sam" at the Daily News, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, president and CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC, a traffic planning and engineering firm, explains another facet of his plan for equitably pricing NYC transit and tolls.  This week he discusses commercial traffic and what he calls the "Verrazano Bridge boondoggle."  

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley's Anti-Poverty Tour

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West,  which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto -- a call for a new socioeconomic system based on "fundamental fairness."

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Who is ALEC?

A major conservative group says it will no longer advocate for Voter ID or "Stand Your Ground" legislation. Cynthia Gordy, senior political correspondent for The Root, discusses the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), who they fund, and why they announced that they are changing their priorities.

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Babysitting in the City

Dr. Susan Fox, founder of the Park Slope Parents Community, talks about her recent survey about babysitting costs and how much parents pay per hour. Listeners, how much do you pay for a babysitter? Call 212-433-WNYC and fill out the survey below. 

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