Campaign March

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivers the 2011 State of the City address (NYC Council/flickr)

There’s mounting pressure for sick paid legislation in New York City. Dan Cantor of the Working Families Party explains their campaign and paths to passing a bill. Plus: unemployment numbers in New York City; CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles on how she became “The Accidental Pundette”; and how interns can leverage their experience into employment.

The Akin Fallout

Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World, discusses the political fallout from Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin's inflammatory comments on rape and abortion.

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NYC Employment Paradox

New York City keeps adding jobs, but the unemployment rate stays the same. Barbara Byrne Denham, chief economist at Eastern Consolidated, talks about NYC employment paradox and what it says about the area economy.

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Intern Life: Getting the Most Out of Your Internship

All this month, we're looking at the world of internships, from pay to policy. Today's topic: Your calls on how to get the most out of an internship. Employers and current or past interns--call us up at 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Paid Sick Leave Pressure

Progressives are mounting a campaign to force the City Council to pass paid sick leave legislation. Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party, discusses the bill and the issue.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Business Owners

A Brian Lehrer Show call-in for anyone who has started or owns a business on how it's shaped your politics.

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"The Accidental Pundette"

Nancy Giles, CBS Sunday Morning contributor, talks about her one-woman show, "The Accidental Pundette," part of the Summer Shorts series at 59E59 theater.

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Your Twitter #InternAdvice

Advice from social media on how to make the most of your internship.

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