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Monday, February 16, 2009

Two local students are part of just forty selected nationwide for the country’s most prestigious high school science competition, discuss their research and the coming competition for a $100,000 scholarship. And, State Senator Liz Krueger on how the thinking about the “soda tax” has shifted in the last few weeks. Plus, “25 Random Things” is taking over Facebook – where did it come from?

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Liz Krueger

Political Wrap-Up

Ken Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S.News & World Report, reviews the latest on the stimulus bill, the bank bailout and other news from Washington.

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Police Cuts

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, talks about cuts in the police force.

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Whiz Kids

Anissa Mak and Adam Sealfon, both seniors at Stuyvesant High School, discuss their selection as finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's most prestigious high school science competition. They are joined by Peter Brooks, math teacher at Stuyvesant High School and adviser ...

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Pick your president

Edna Greene Medford, a Professor of History at Howard University and Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, talk about our favorite presidents and a new list ranking them from one to forty-two.

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Fizzy Lizzy

New York State Senator Liz Krueger talks about the latest in the proposed "soda tax." Recent hearings have shifted the thinking in terms of what will get taxed and what won't under Governor Paterson's budget plans.

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Tracing "25 Random Things"

Chris Wilson, assistant editor of Slate Magazine, looks at the evolution of the Facebook phenomenon "25 Random Things About Me."

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We Want You to WIKI!

At first, editing text on the internet for all to see can be daunting. But wikis are a convenient way for a group of people connected primarily by the internet to contribute to the same page—literally!

The Uncommon Economic Indicators project has a wiki bulletin board page where ...

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