Benefit Deficit

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

50,000 New Yorkers will see their unemployment benefits expire at the end of this week, and may have to go on welfare. Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project, looks at how the state is trying to help those struggling to find jobs. Plus, Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) one of the candidates being considered for the NY Senate seat.


Steve Israel and Andrew Stettner

Running Out

Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project, talks about the expiration of unemployment insurance for 50,000 New Yorkers who have been on the program since early last year.

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Candidate Israel

Steve Israel, NY Congressman (NY-2), talks about being a potential appointee to Senator Clinton's seat.

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Open Phones: Working For Free

Everyone has a reason that they might work for free, but what does it mean to work for no pay during an economic downturn? Are you an intern or volunteer? Are you working for free just to stay in the building? What job are you working for free and what ...

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Clinton Confirmation

Glenn Thrush, senior Congressional correspondent for, reviews Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing to be secretary of state.

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Yes Means Yes

Jaclyn Friedman, performer, activist, program director for the Center for New Words, and co-editor of Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape talks about her book, and contributor Latoya Peterson, editor of the blog Racialicious, talks about her essay, ...

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UnitedHealth Settles

Reed Abelson, health care reporter for the New York Times and Paul Macielak, president and CEO of the New York Health Plan Association, discuss a settlement reached with UnitedHealth to overhaul the database it uses to determines rates for out-of-network doctors.

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