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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The MTA is mulling options for a fare hike. Pete Donahue of The Daily News explains what’s on the horizon. Plus: Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute on what it would mean to change the Medicare eligibility age; Radio Rookie Bree Person talks about sickle cell anemia and Dr. Suzette Oyeku of Montefiore talks about developments in treatment; how parents navigate digital tech for their kids; and all the reasons to love New York.

New MTA Fare Hike

Pete Donohue, transportation reporter for the Daily News, explains the details of the proposed MTA fare and toll hike plan.

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Changing the Medicare Age

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and writer of The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, discusses the politics of fiscal cliff proposals to change the Medicare eligibility age, and how much money it would actually save.

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Radio Rookies: Sickle Cell Anemia

Bree Person, Radio Rookie, talks about having sickle cell anemia and what the diagnosis means for her and her family. Pediatrician Suzette Oyeku also joins us to explain what sickle cell is, and what developments in treatment mean for those who have the inherited blood disorder.

Dr. Oyeku is a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore and on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, and serves as project director for the Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare program at the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality.

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Digital Age Families

Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver associate professor in Media, Film, and Journalism Studies, director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media and the author of The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age, talks about how parents can manage their children's (and their own) use of digital technology.

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Reasons to Love NY

Chris Smith, contributing editor at New York Magazine, highlights some of the magazine's 74 reasons to love New York this year. What are your reasons for loving New York? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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