Billions of Green

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Governor Paterson’s new budget proposal looks to cut over one billion dollars in state expenses. Which programs are safe and which will lose out? Also, how to find what really works when it comes to alternative medicine. And – organic farms are all the rage among New Yorkers, but can they really be built on the sides of skyscrapers?

Check out our contribution from the recent Slideluck Potshow, an event where folks share their love of food and photos! Last weekend, the Slideluck Potshow was held at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg.

New York's Budget Quandary

Governor Paterson announced a budget plan that could dramatically cut funding for Medicaid spending and other state programs. Now the Legislature must decide which programs will make the cut. Assemblyman James Brennan (D-44) and Senator Charles Fuschillo (R-8), talk about the budget proposal.

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All Aboard!

The number of people riding Amtrak is steadily increasing. But the surge in ridership is leading to overcrowding. Robert Paaswell, Director of the University Transportation Research Center at City College, discusses what's being done about the crowded trains.

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Urban Farmers

Running your own small farm is no easy venture, especially for low-income families or recent immigrants. Kate Granger, the project director of the New Farmer Development Program, and Sergio Nolasco, owner of Nolasco’s Farm in New Jersey, offer a way to live the dream of becoming an urban ...

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Trick or Treatment

Distinguishing between effective alternative medicine and pure quackery can be tough. Authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst of Trick or Treatment explain how the road to wellness is paved with science.

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Diner Dash

John and Cindy McCain were in New Jersey yesterday, visiting a diner and holding a closed-door fundraiser; WNYC Senior Reporter Bob Hennelly talks about the visit.

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Synch or Swim

It is now known that organizers used doctored graphics and had a young girl lip-synch during the Olympics opening ceremony. But how much of that can be explained by "cultural differences?" Jeff Yang, columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle weighs in on whether it's particularly Chinese to try and keep ...

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Kate Granger

Kate Granger

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Kate Granger, program director of the New Farmer Development Program was on the Brian Lehrer Show on Wednesday to discuss the program and the dream ...


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