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The Importance of Being Handy

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

How many men do you know who can cut metal, solder a circuit board or hammer a nail properly? Blogger Glenn Reynolds thinks it’s a problem that men today aren’t as handy as their fathers. We ask him why it matters. Also, can Governor Spitzer and Majority Leader Bruno bury the hatchet? New Yorkers lack of volunteerism and the phenomenon that is Barry Bonds.

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New York State Senator Dean Skelos, Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, and Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio Karen DeWitt talk about the latest developments with congestion pricing and the substance behind the Spitzer-Bruno spat.

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New York ranks 48th out of the 50 largest cities in the US for rate of volunteering. That's the finding of a study conducted by the Corporation for National & Community Service. David Eisner, CEO of C.N.C.S, explains our poor showing.

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The Importance of Being Handy

Should men today know how to cut metal, solder circuit boards, or hammer nails? Glenn Reynolds, who writes the blog, Instapundit and is a law professor at the University of Tennessee, thinks they should have the same traditional skills as their fathers. We ask him why it matters.

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Good Sport, Bad Sport

New York Times sportswriter and columnist William C. Rhoden talks sports: baseball and Bonds; football and head injuries.

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William C. Rhoden weighs in on Barry Bonds

William C. Rhoden, New York Times sportswriter, columnist and author of "Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, ...

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