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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More New Yorkers are using food banks, but the federal government’s emergency food donations have been cut in half, according to a study from the Food Bank for New York City. Food Bank’s Áine Duggan talks about the politics of food aid to the poor and how to survive the winter. State Senators Jose Serrano and Frank Padavan debate Governor Spitzer's plan to issue drivers licenses for illegal immigrants. And, just what do women carry around in those giant handbags? We also talk about the outbreak of noose and swastika placements since Jena. And listeners call in: is it ethical to father children in your 60's?

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Guests:

Áine Duggan, Frank Padavan and Jose Serrano

License to Debate

The New York State Senate is trying to block Governor Spitzer's plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. State Senators Jose Serrano (D-Bronx) and Frank Padavan (R-Queens) debate the issue.

Jose Serrano (D-Bronx): http://www.nyssenate28.com

Frank Padavan: (R-Queens): http://frankpadavan.com

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The Weight of the World on Her Shoulder

Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English at Drexel University, writes about shopping for Smart Set.com, new journal from Drexel. She talks about her recent column on handbags -- and why men don't seem to need them. Her most recent novel is Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, ...

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Going Hungry in the Big Apple

Áine Duggan, vice president of Government Relations, Policy & Research at the Food Bank For New York City, discusses the new report "Hunger Safety Net 2007" which shows that more New Yorkers are in need of food assistance, plus how the pending farm bill will affect food aid ...

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Hate Breaking Out All Over

Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project for the Southern Poverty Law Center and Karen Boykin-Towns, president of the NAACP Brooklyn branch and member of the national board of directors, talk about the outbreak of noose and swastika placements since Jena.

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Open Phones: The Ethics of Fatherhood

Is it ethical to have children in your 60s?

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