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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The various candidates have not made any sweeping proposals with regards to urban policy, but WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein has looked closely at their opinions nevertheless. She reports on her findings. Plus, our “How Do They Do It?” series continues with a look at how other cities try to be environmentally friendly. And, Jimmy Carter has met with Hamas - we get an update and reflect on the implications of the historic visit. Also John Dean and Barry Goldwater, Jr. on conservatism today.

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Andrea Bernstein

Urban Policy on the Campaign Trail

While democratic candidates hash out the big issues in attempts to distinguish themselves, urban policy is a vital issue that has been largely scooted to the peripheries of campaign talk. WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein discusses why candidates should give this metropolitan issue more weight.

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Talking Personal Diplomacy

Jimmy Carter's visit with Hamas is causing quite a stir. We get the latest news and analysis from Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem bureau chief for the New York Times.

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How Do They Do It? Green Cities

Amanda Taylor, "Conscientious Objector" columnist for the L Magazine, offers her list of other cities' environmentally friendly programs that she'd like to see implemented in New York and Michael Moyer, executive editor of Popular Science Magazine, discusses Pop Sci's list of the 50 greenest U.S. ...

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Goldwater Republicans

Barry Goldwater's Arizona Senate seat went to John McCain, but who carries on his conservative tradition? John Dean, White House legal counsel to President Nixon, and Barry Goldwater, Jr. are the co-authors of Pure Goldwater (Palgrave Macmillan; April 15, 2008).

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Newscorps Close to Deal for Newsday

NewsCorps is close to sealing the deal with the Tribune Company for its struggling Newsday publication. Jeff Jarvis , blogger at Buzz Machine, discusses the balance between free press and corporate control.

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