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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A group of leading Senators have announced a deal on immigration reform. Chung-Wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition talks about the bipartisan proposal. Plus: Benjamin Barber on how cities are responding to global issues; WNYC’s Robert Lewis on the economics of the Sandy recovery, including lucrative contracts; Jad Abumrad and Sean Cole talk about a recent Radiolab piece about what doctors want for their own end of life care; Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) talks about representing the Hudson Valley; and why do we honk so much in NYC?

Gang of Eight's Immigration Reform

President Obama is expected to give a major immigration speech today. And over the weekend, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators floated a proposal for immigration reform in advance of the president's speech today (read it below). Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, reacts to the various proposals being discussed.

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#CoastCheck: Making Money Off Sandy

Janet Babin checks in from the next stop on her road trip from Cape May to Montauk. Also, WNYC's Robert Lewis discusses his reporting on what companies have gotten lucrative contracts post-Sandy -- and the economics of a disaster.

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What Doctors Want from End of Life Care

Why do so many end-of-life patients get care that is ineffective? Radiolab Jad Abumrad on the show's recent story.

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If Mayors Ruled The World

Benjamin Barber, CUNY senior research scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, talks with Brian Lehrer about how cities are responding to global issues.

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New to Congress: Sean Patrick Maloney

Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Representative representing the Hudson Valley, talks about his new role in Congress and his legislative priorities.

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Open Phones: Honk If You...

With the DOT planning to remove those "DON'T HONK" signs by the end of the year, we're asking, "Why do you honk?" and does it help? Call us (but not while driving!) at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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Poll: What Should Obama's 2nd Term Priority Be?

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