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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor under President George W. Bush, discusses the future of counterterrorism and gives her advice for the Obama Administration on protecting the homeland. Plus, enrollment is up at community colleges.

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Frances Townsend

Stimulus on the Hill

Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) talks about the stimulus bill that’s up for a vote in Congress today. Question of the Day: Now that the details of the stimulus bill are emerging, what is your favorite and least favorite feature? Be specific. Comment below!

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Shorter Work Week

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, talks about his proposal to shorten the work week and the work year as a way to create jobs and stimulate the economy.

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Foster Children and AIDS Drug Trials

A new report by the Vera Institute for Justice takes a look at clinical drug trials involving New York City foster children. WNYC reporters Fred Mogul and Cindy Rodriguez take a look at the findings.

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New Terror/Old Terror

Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor under President George W. Bush, discusses the future of counterterrorism.

She is a participant in a panel discussion "World at Risk? WMDs and the Specter of Future Terror" at NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security tonight.

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John Updike In Memoriam

Extended excerpts of the Brian Lehrer Show interview with the late author John Updike from June 15, 2006 on his imagining a homegrown terrorist’s tunnel plot depicted in his 22nd novel Terrorist, set in northern New Jersey.

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Stimulating Higher Education

Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, looks at some of the provisions aimed at colleges and universities found in the Obama stimulus package.

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