By the Numbers

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

300, 500, 756. If you’re a baseball fan, you know the numbers well. New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden takes a look at the meaning of the milestones for the country--and the game. We take a look at new revelations about what Governor Spitzer’s office withheld from the state attorney general. Also, Lee Sander, chief executive of the MTA, talks about yesterday's transportation breakdown, we continue our public housing series, we take your calls on summer reading, and find out what republicans are doing in South Carolina to ensure their state has the first presidential primaries in the South.


William Rhoden and Lee Sander

Storm + Rush Hour = Transit Chaos

Lee Sander, CEO and Executive Director of the MTA, talks about yesterday's transportation crisis.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin argues that the only way out of what he calls the “Eliot Mess” is for the Governor to testify under oath.

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Sporting Goods

New York Times sports columnist William C. Rhoden joins us every Thursday in August to talk sports. Today, he looks at this week's three baseball milestones. His book Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete is just out in paperback.

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The Politics of Public Housing

We continue our look at New York's public housing developments with three guests: City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, (D-2nd) representing the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Manhattan Institute's Julia Vitullo-Martin, director of the Center for Rethinking Development, and David Jones, president and CEO of The Community Service Society (CSS).

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First in the South?

Leroy Chapman, government and politics editor at The State newspaper in South Carolina, talks about what state Democrats and Republicans are doing to ensure they have the first primaries in the south.


Open Phones: Summer Reading

Call in and tell us one fiction and one non-fiction book on your August reading list.

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Rosie Mendez

Rosie Mendez

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City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez discusses public housing in her district, the Lower East Side of Manhattan, on the Brian Lehrer Show, ...


David Jones

David Jones

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David Jones, president of the Community Service Society, was a featured guest in the ongoing public housing series on the Brian ...


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