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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Congress votes today on whether to override the president’s veto of the expanded Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Whatever happens, New Jersey is one of the states with the most to win or lose, so we talk to Governor Jon Corzine. Also, our weekly conversation with the critics, and another five minutes with the editors of Boing Boing.

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Gov. Jon Corzine

Findings from the Filings

WNYC Political Director Andrea Bernstein and Massie Ritsch of the Center for Responsive Government dig deeper into the latest campaign finance filings for Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, as we continue our latest crowdsourcing project, Hillary Rudy Money.

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SCHIPs Are Down

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine (D) discusses today's House vote to override President Bush's veto of the SCHIP extension. Then, Cecilia Zalkind, executive director of Association for Children of New Jersey, assesses the effect of this vote on the children in New Jersey.

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Hospital Infections

Dr. Betsy McCaughey, the former Lieutenant Governor of New York and now committee member of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), believes that infections happen all too often in hospitals.

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Film Studies

Film critic Dana Stevens of Slate returns for more talk about films in October. This week she’s joined by Newsday critic Gene Seymour to discuss the myriad options for New York film-goers, including "celebrity-curated" film series, like BAM's "Jonathan Lethem Selects" and the Thalia's ...

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Critics Picks

In today's Film Studies interview, the topic of "celebrity-curated" film series came up. BAM has a series called Jonathan Lethem Selects and the Thalia is near the end of its series John Sayles' Personal Choice. We asked our critics, Slate's Dana Stevens and Newsday's Gene ...

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