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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

In the latest installment of 30 Issues in 30 Days, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair provides an inside look at the 2008 financial crisis; the Daily News’ Ken Lovett explains Governor Cuomo’s move to delay hydrofracking in the state; Jessica Valenti explores the decision to have kids. Plus: the architects who created the Barclays Center’s unique design.

Cuomo's Move on Fracking

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, discusses Governor Cuomo's decision to effectively delay a decision on hydrofracking in New York. And Jim Finch, Town Supervisor of Conklin, offers his reaction to the governor's decision, and why he thinks Cuomo should allow fracking in New York.

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Explainer: "Skewed" Polling

Republicans say that recent polling data favoring Obama is skewed. Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist who writes A Plain Blog About Politics, fact-checks the claim, and explains the tricky nature of party ID in polls.

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Third Wave Motherhood

Jessica Valenti, founder of and the author of Full Frontal Feminism and Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness, makes the personal political in her exploration of parenthood.

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30 Issues: Too Big To Fail

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: A look at the current state of the financial sector, including big banks, borrowers and lenders and the housing market. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Barclays Center Architects

The new Nets arena in Brooklyn is drawing a range of reviews. Architects Gregg Pasquarelli and Chris Sharples of SHoP discuss their design of the Barclays Center and how it fared on its first weekend open for business.

→ Barclay's Review Roundup: Alexandra Lange (The New Yorker) | Justin Davidson (New York) | Liz Robbins (NYTimes) | James Russell (Bloomberg) | Larger Atlantic Yards Context (Atlantic Cities)

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