“SCHIP” On His Shoulder

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

President Bush doesn’t veto much, but – of all things – he’s vetoing the expansion of SCHIP, the children’s health insurance program. Both New York and New Jersey are suing him over tightened federal standards for the program. Two guests debate whether more health insurance for children can be a bad thing. Also, is it now legal to scalp Yankee playoff tickets? We’ll clarify Major League Baseball’s new resale rules. We discuss the legal implications of the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment verdict. And, when is it okay to let your children watch television? For the open phones, we talk to people who fish-and sometimes eat what they catch- in the New York City area.

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“SCHIP” On His Shoulder

President Bush vetoed the expansion of the SCHIP program today. Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin, director, New York Healthcare Restructuring Initiatives at the Community Services Society, thinks this is a wrong move, while Ben Zycher, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, sides with the President.

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Hot Tickets

Scott Wenger, assistant managing editor for money and business and editor of the "Your Money" section in the Daily News and Neil Best, sports writer for Newsday, talk about whether Yankees season ticket holders can resell their tickets on StubHub.

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MSG Penalty

Liz Shalet, employment discrimination attorney and partner at Lippman and Plesur, discusses the legal implications of the sexual harassment verdict against Madison Square Garden and Knicks coach and president Isiah Thomas.

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Molding Young Minds

When is it safe to seat your young children in front of the television? Lisa Guernsey, an education, science and technology writer, explores the subject in her new book Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children from Birth to Age Five (Basic Books, 2007).

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Open Phones: Fishing in New York City

New York City anglers call in and talk about the "catch" of the day, a City Council hearing on the safety of fishing in and around New York City.

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