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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Congressman Major Owens is stepping down from his seat this fall after 24 years representing Brooklyn. The district has been represented by a black politician since Shirley Chisholm became the first American woman in congress in 1968. Now some community leaders are angry at the prospect of a white councilmember winning the Democratic primary in this predominantly black district. Each of the candidates makes his or her case for the Democratic candidacy. Plus: How green roofs can keep the city cool and the truth about air conditioners.

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Taking Heat

Stuart Gaffin, Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) at the Earth Institute at Columbia University
- on the urban "heat island" effect and ways to combat it
Gary Conte warning and coordination meteorologist at National Weather Service station at Brookhaven National ...



Juan Manuel Benitez, reporter and host of NY1 Noticias "Pura Politica"
-on the temporary ceding of power from Fidel Castro to his brother
Julia Sweig, Senior Fellow and Director of Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
-on the legacy of Fidel Castro and his ...


11th Hour

Jonathan Hicks, metro reporter for the New York Times
- on the campaign for the Democratic nomination to replace Rep. Major Owens in Brooklyn's 11th Congressional district
Carl Andrews, State Senator and candidate for Congress in Brooklyn's 11th District
Yvette Clarke, NY ...



Kelefa Sanneh, New York Times music critic
-on the 25th birthday of MTV

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