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Friday, June 27, 2008

Will the symbolism of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s appearance in Unity, NH rub off on the actual campaign? And speaking of getting along, why is it that US unhappiness is at a fifteen year high, and just what does the nation of Bhutan have to teach us about being gloomy? Plus: the new agreed-upon New York City budget; HIV testing services in the Bronx; BlackBerry addiction; and on this first day of summer for public school teachers and students, what are your plans for the summer?

Together At Last

After a long and sometimes bitter primary season, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are making their first joint campaign appearance in the general election today. Despite the symbolic choice of venue -- Unity, NH -- the party still has healing ahead. Joining us to review the campaign appearance are Josh ...

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New City Budget

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly was up all night analyzing the details of the city budget. He lets us know what he discovered.

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The National Happiness Index

Bhutan, the landlocked kingdom on the Himalayas, began an innovative measure of its people's well-being: an index known as the Gross National Happiness. But how is happiness best measured? As Bhutan is featured in this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we ask Kinley Dorji, Editor-In-Chief of Kuensel (Bhutan's first newspaper), and ...

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Bronx Gets Tested

More people die from AIDS in the Bronx than in any other New York borough. That's one of the reasons why the New York Health Department is announcing an initiative to get all Bronx adults tested within the next three years. Candia Richards Clarke from Bronx AIDS Services explains ...

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Follow-Up Friday: Blackberry Overtime Blues

Earlier this week we spoke to Maggie Jackson about her book Distracted, which knocks multitasking. Then we learned about a squabble between ABC News and the Writers Guild of America East over whether employees should be paid for time spent on their Blackberrys outside of work hours. Penelope Trunk, who ...

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Open Phones: Summer Vacation

City schools out for summer! That's what most New York students are cheering today, so are you prepared? Tell us what your plans are!

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