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Friday, March 13, 2009

New York’s City Council is convening a task force on the burgeoning bedbug problem. The New York TimesJennifer 8 Lee looks at how cities like Toronto and Cincinnati have acted more quickly to stamp out the problem. Also, New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie; Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes; and Columbia professor Mahmood Mamdani on the roots of the Darfur crisis in colonialism.


Chris Christie, Charles Hynes, Jennifer 8. Lee and Mahmood Mamdani

Christie's Action House

Chris Christie, former US Attorney for NJ, talks about his bid for the Republican nomination and his challenging of John Corzine in this fall's gubernatorial race.

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Face Off

CNBC pundit Jim Cramer and The Daily Show's Jon Stewart are publicly feuding. Diane Brady, senior editor at BusinessWeek, and Dan Gross, senior editor at Newsweek, talk about the back-and-forth -- and whether it's good for journalism.

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New York Times metro reporter Jennifer 8 Lee talks about the New York City Council's formation of a Bed Bug Advisory Council--as well as what cities like Toronto and Cincinnati are doing to combat similar infestations.

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Darfur and Politics

Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the departments of anthropology, political science and international affairs at Columbia University and the author of Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror(Pantheon, 2009), places the conflict in Darfur in a broader historical context.

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House Arrest

Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn District Attorney, discusses the newly-established housing crime unit and other matters facing his office.

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Follow-Up Friday: Tolls on the Verrazano and Should the School Day be Longer?

It's not just Friday, it's Follow-Up Friday, when we take a look at questions raised by segments this week.

First, we bust the myth that the tolls on the Varrazano Bridge are temporary.

Then, would kids learn more if the school day were longer? We want ...

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Sign of the Times: Blank Billboards

"Blank Billboards of the BQE" by Sarah Crofts

"Blank Billboards of the BQE" by Sarah Crofts

Show us what the recession looks like through your lens. Post your photo on the page Your Uncommon Economic Indicators or add it to our Flickr Pool ...

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