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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye is retiring at the end of this year. On today’s show, she reflects on her 25 years on the bench and what it was like becoming the first female judge in the state’s highest court. Plus: How to eat on a dollar a day and a breakthrough study on blindness.

Judge Kaye Retires

When then Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Judge Judith Kaye to the New York State Court of Appeals in 1983 she was the first woman to serve on the state's highest court. Now 25 years later she has served longer than any other chief judge in New York history. On the ...

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared "an all-out war against Hamas." Chris Dickey, Middle East regional editor for Newsweek, analyzes the escalating violence in Gaza.

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A team of international brain researchers recently produced some unbelievable footage: A completely blind man walking down a littered hallway, apparently cognizant of the obstacles before him and avoiding them all. For years, scientists have quarreled over the legitimacy of "blindsight." Now, it seems undeniable - but what will be ...

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The Future of Black Colleges

William Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history at Spelman College, contributing writer for Essence Magazine, and the author of The Devil & Dave Chappelle, talks about the future of all-black colleges.

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Cheap Eats

Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard, founders of the One Dollar Day Diet Project Blog, talk about what it’s like eating a diet that only costs one dollar a day.

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NYC Tourism

New York Times Metropolitan Reporter Fernanda Santos talks about Mayor Bloomberg's press conference yesterday about New York City tourism.

Question of the Day:
Do you work in the tourism industry and if so, are you feeling the recession yet?

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