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Friday, November 14, 2008

We give employees performance bonuses and tip waiters for good service – why not pay kids to sit still and be quiet? Plus, what it’s like to remember everything (literally). And, updates on Minnesota, Alaska and Georgia, where the 2008 election lives on.

Transition Team

AP reporter Nedra Pickler discusses the latest news in Obama's transition team, and how an Obama press conference is different from a Bush one.

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Our Urban President

Barack Obama won big November 4th with the support of urban centers across the nation. Now that he's been elected president, what can cities expect from his urban policy? Esther Fuchs, professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), looks at what ...

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Try to Forget

Would you want a perfect memory? It may be more important to learn how to forget. To discuss the importance of forgetting is Jill Price, author of The Woman Who Can't Forget, and Dr. Gayatri Devi, clinical associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the NYU School ...

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Do Higher Taxes Make People Leave?

In his budget address on Tuesday Governor Paterson said he'd rather cut services than raise taxes, because higher taxes cause population declines. It's a controversial assertion. James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York ...

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Should You Bribe Your Kid?

Lisa Belkin, New York Times Columnist who writes The Motherlode, talks about why she pays her kids to be good.

Let Us Know: Do you pay your child for good behavior or good grades? And if not, why not?

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FUF: Grid Computing and Election '08 Lives On

Follow Up Friday looks at what your computer can accomplish while it's resting with John Abell, NY Bureau chief for Wired; and an update with Jonathan Allen of CQPolitics on what Alaska, Minnesota, and Georgia have yet to accomplish: picking their next Senator.

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