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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today we kick off our signature election series 30 Issues in 30 Days, exploring an issue a show for 30 shows between now and the election. Today: how the country can fix lingering unemployment. David Leonhardt of the New York Times, former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and the Manhattan Institute's Diana Furchtgott-Roth discuss. Plus: the latest on the attacks on US embassies in the Middle East with Time's Bobby Ghosh; Congress is back (briefly) in session; and fashion week's impact on the NYC economy.

Beltway News: Romney on Healthcare & Fiscal Cliff Check-In

Now that Congress is back in session, Kate Nocera, congressional reporter for Politico, explains what's on the agenda. Plus: Governor Romney's stance on the Affordable Healthcare Act.

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Industry of Rage

Bobby Ghosh, Time Magazine editor-at-large, talks about his cover story "The Agents of Outrage", a look at the groups "manufacturing" outrage in the West and the Islamic world.

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Fashion Multiplier

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, looks at the economic impact of Fashion Week on the city.

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30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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Breaking News: Soda Ban Passes

WNYC's Fred Mogul reports from City Hall on the New York City Board of Health's approval of the ban on large-size sugary drinks.

→ "City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks at Eateries, Theaters"

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30 Issues Data: Bouncing Back From Recession

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Today's chart links to our conversation about the long-term unemployed.

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