The State’s Next Steps

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Governor Paterson’s economic address last week sent a ripple of reaction through the state. Host Andrea Bernstein asks three guests about their big ideas to stabilize New York’s finances. Plus, the Gowanus Canal surprises with its life-saving potential.

State Budget Woes

Dan Cantor, Executive Director of the Working Families Party, and Carol Kellermann, President of the Citizens Budget Commission, talk about New York State's fiscal crisis. Plus, Nicole Gelinas, Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor to its City Journal, says that both the ...

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Open Phones

Call in and finish the sentence: "You know you when you're in a financial crunch when...."

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Burned by Sunscreen?

Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times columnist for the Well column and blog, sifts through the conflicting information on suncreen protection.

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Following the Hamdan Trial

Jane Mayer, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (Doubleday, 2008), returns with the latest from the war crimes trial of Salim Hamdan, underway in Guantanamo Bay.

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Wal Mart Votes

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, is gaining attention recently for the political influence it has on its employees and customers. Wall Street Journal reporter Ann Zimmerman and pollster Jeffrey Plaut discuss the impact the retail giant may have on the upcoming presidential election.

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Community Marketplace

Assemblyman Vito Lopez(D-53) and Virgilio Rodriguez, President of the Moore Street Merchants Association, are celebrating after saving the local East Williamsburg community market. Also, Eric Demby, Manager of Brownstoner’s Brooklyn Flea Market, clears up some controversy between the Fort Greene locals and ...

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