Agriculture Warrior

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Writer Michael Pollan says government agricultural policy promotes a diet that makes us fat and sick. What can the Obama Agriculture Secretary do about it? Plus, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy and founder of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights on this week’s re-naming of the Triborough Bridge for her father.


Michael Pollan

Best Laid Plans

Bruce Reed, president of the Democratic Leadership Council, Bill Clinton's former domestic policy adviser, and co-author (with Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel) of The Plan, looks at the Obama administration's moves thus far.

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Auto Aid

A bailout for Detroit--who's for it, who's against it, and why? Rebecca Lindland, Director of the Auto Group at consulting firm IHS Global Insight, will help us understand the arguments on both sides.

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City Swindlers

As unemployment goes up, so do job scams. Jonathan Mintz, commissioner for the Department of Consumer Affairs, explains how to spot predatory employment agencies.

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Fab Cab Follow Up: Michael Pollan

Food writer Michael Pollan got numerous mentions for Agriculture Secretary in the BL Show Fab-Cab nomination process. He discusses what food policy he'd like to see under the Obama administration.

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A Hate Crime on Long Island

Seven teenagers have been indicted in the stabbing death of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue last week. The murder has led to renewed calls for reconciliation between Long Island natives and Latin American immigrants. Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri and Ricardo Montano, a Suffolk County Legislator, join us to discuss the ...

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RFK Bridge

Kerry Kennedy, founder of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights and author of Being Catholic Now, on the renaming of the Triborough Bridge for her father. Question of the Day: What local landmark would you rename and for whom?

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