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Friday, June 10, 2005

Now that the West Side stadium plan is in question, what are the chances for the proposed Nets arena in Brooklyn? We hear from two members of the Working Families Party on opposite sides of the issue. Also: the LMDC’s John Whitehead on rebuilding Ground Zero.

Nets No

Letitia James, New York City Council Member, 35th District, Brooklyn (Working Families Party)
- on the chances of the Nets Stadium in light of recent events on the West Side
» Letitia James
» Working Families Party


Nets Yes

Bertha Lewis, Executive Director of the New York Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and co-chair, Working Families Party
- on why she supports the stadium
» Acorn


Open Phones

callers from downtown Manhattan express their feelings about Speaker Silver's comments on development downtown and on the west side.



John C. Whitehead, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and author, A Life In Leadership (Basic Books, 2005)
- on the hiccups of rebuilding Ground Zero
» Lower Manhattan Development Corporation


Plan B

Andrea Bernstein WNYC Reporter
- on the latest on the stadium


Open Phones

on who is the greatest American


WNYC trounces Air America (at softball)

from an anonymous source on the WNYC softball team:

Last night, The WNYC Softball team handed Air America a beating…..17-4!

Highlight of the game was the verbal throw down between Air America’s Chuck D and our very own Lance Luckey and Marc Siegel. Cooler heads prevailed and our boys used ...


The Greatest

The phones really lit up in the last ten minutes of today's show, when we asked "who is/was the greatest American"?

Since AOL and the Discovery Channel are new to this craze, we thought you might enjoy scrutinizing other countries' lists.

Canada (#1: Tommy Douglas [who???])



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