Kids At Risk

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Child prostitution remains a growing problem in New York. The Safe Harbor Act claims to decriminalize children under a certain age. We explore the effectiveness of criminalizing child prostitution. Plus, a look at John McCain's stance on Medicare and Bored at Work.

Photo Month Slideshow: See Highlights from the "Change for the Better, Change for the Worse" Submissions!

Electricity In Demand

Con Edison spokesman Michael Clendenin talks first about the heat wave's effects on energy consumption and the blackouts in Brooklyn
City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) talks about his proposal to have Con Ed provide “smart meters” to all NYC customers by 2011.

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McCain and Medicare

Jeff Young, a staff writer at The Hill newspaper, analyzes McCain's recent “no” vote on the Medicare bill.

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Photo Month: Change for the Better, Change for the Worse

Last week, listeners submitted their photos to the Brian Lehrer Show flickr pool under the theme "Change for the Better, Change for the Worse." There were over almost 350 entries - 25 or so of which will be selected to be part of the Slideluck ...

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Safe Harbor

Legislation is on the table in Albany that would decriminalize prostitution from children under a certain age. Carol Smoleski, executive director of ECPAT-USA, breaks down the issue.

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Decriminalization of Prostitution

Starchild, sex worker activist for the Erotic Service Providers Union and Outreach Director for the Libertarian Party of San Francisco, supports the proposal in San Francisco to decriminalize prostitution.

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Bored at Work

Want to join the Bored at Work Network? Well, it's most likely that you're already a member. Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, explains how the most influential information network on the planet works.

A question for the Bored At Work Network:

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