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Thursday, July 19, 2007

The insurance company UnitedHealthcare wants to start rating New York doctors according to quality and cost, but New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and others think it’s really a scheme to steer us to the doctors who make them money, not inform us about the best. We’ll take a closer look. Also, Eboo Patel on his generation’s struggle to be both Muslim and American;'s Jen Chung returns to talk New York news; and more on the National Intelligence Estimate.


Jen Chung and Eboo Patel

Infrastructure Breakdown

What caused the steam pipe near Grand Central to blow, and do we need to worry that it will happen again? Kate Ascher, executive vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and author of The Works: Anatomy of a City gives her diagnosis.

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Pakistan and The War on Terror

US intelligence agencies released the National Intelligence Estimate this week, and it revealed the central place of Pakistan in the War on Terror. Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at The Council on Foreign Relations and Carlos Pascual, Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program ...

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July with Jen

Jen Chung, editor of, answers your questions about what's going on around Gotham each week in July.

Watch a video from a bystander of the steam pipe explosion

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The Price of Health Care

Insurance company UnitedHealthcare wanted to implement a system that ranks New York doctors by quality of care and cost of service. The State Attorney General's Office asked them not to. Mary Jo Feldstein, health care reporter for the St. Louis Post- Dispatch, ...

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Faith in Moderation, and Vice Versa

Eboo Patel, executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (Beacon, 2007), looks at how young people can help tame religious radicalism.

Acts of Faith: The Story ...

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Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

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Eboo Patel, executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his latest book about his faith journey on The Brian Lehrer Show.


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