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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Columbia University wants to expand into the Manhattanville section of West Harlem, but the plan is running into opposition. Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia, makes his case. Also: Why polar bears might become the first endangered species due to global warming.

The Bear Facts

Two scientists from the Alaska Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, Leslie Holland-Bartels and David Douglas discuss the U.S.G.S.’s findings and projections for sea ice and what that means for the polar bear.

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Polar Opposites

Jason Brune, executive director of the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., worries listing polar bears as “threatened” species will prevent economic growth in Alaska, and Bob Irvin, senior vice president of Conservation Programs at Defenders of Wildlife, defends the policy.

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Making the Call on Polar Bears

H. Dale Hall, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, explains how he will decide whether to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.

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From the Mouths of Babes

Claire Lerner, director of Parenting Resources and author of the Healthy From the Start booklet from Zero To Three, says developing healthy eating habits might be as simple as giving your children the freedom to decide what and when to eat.

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Growing Pains

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, makes the case for the University's expansion into the Manhattanville section of West Harlem.

Video: Bollinger on whether YouTube is good for democracy.

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Fire in the Bronx

Elaine Rivera, WNYC reporter, has the latest news on the fire in the Bronx that killed nine members of the same family; Bakary Tandia, case manager and policy advocate with the African Services Committee, talks about the West African community in New York; and Dr. Frank Field, retired ...

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Lee Bollinger




Lee Bollinger

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Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, talks to listeners on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC about the university's controversial expansion project in ...

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