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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Can a blog replace a newspaper section? Two New York Times reporters talk about blogging the hyper-local news in Maplewood and Fort Greene. Also: transforming Catholic schools into charter schools, and President Obama's relationship with the Spanish language press.

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Steele Politik

Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele are in a spat. Newt Gingrich's stock is rising. And a whole rethink about the grassroots nature of the GoP is emerging. Erick Erickson, editor of Red State, looks at the future of the party. Plus, Marty Golden, State Senator (R-NY 22nd, discusses the future ...

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From Parochial to Public

Father Kieran Harrington, spokesman for the Brooklyn Diocese, talks about working with the city to transform four Catholic schools into charter schools.

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All the News That's Fit to Post

New York Times reporters Andy Newman and Tina Kelley talk about the new "hyperlocal" websites about Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange, NJ. Question of the Day: What's the Hyperlocal news in your neighborhood? Comment below!

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One in 9000

Dean Starkman, business writer and editor of "The Audit" at the Columbia Journalism Review, talks about his new piece in Mother Jones Magazine on how business reporters missed the economic meltdown.

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Obama in Translation

Diego Graglia, web editor of Feet in Two Worlds, talks about President Obama's relationship with the Spanish language press.

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Uncommon Indicators: Immigrants and the Economy

Immigrants call in with their Uncommon Economic Indicators of how the economy has changed their lives.

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