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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The April Cityscapes series continues with a look at the role of public space in New York City. Plus, a new head of the bank bailout means what, exactly? And, turning Gowanus into a superfund site; labor unions on immigration; and beekeeping. Take Part in the Cityscapes Flickr Challenge!

House of Payne

Representative Donald Payne, Congressman from NJ's 10th district, discusses his recent visit to Somalia and the future of that region, pirates and otherwise.

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TARP, AARP, GM and More

Diane Brady, senior editor of Business Week, breaks down the president's big economic speech yesterday, what to expect from changes in the TARP program, GM bankruptcy, and other economic goings-on.

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Cityscapes: Public Space

The April series, done in collaboration with the WNYC Culture department's new project on the changing NYC architectural environment, continues. This week, The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to discuss the role of public space in ...

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Superfund for Gowanus

Walter Mugdan, Director of the Emergency and Remedial Response Division for the EPA's region 2 office (NY. NJ, PR and the USVI), talks about the probable superfund designation of the Gowanus Canal and Robert Spiegel, executive director of the Edison Wetlands Association, talks about what superfund designation ...

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Labor Accord on Immigration

The two big labor federations, the AFL-CIO and Change to Win, have come to an agreement on immigration reform after years of division. Representatives from both organizations, Eliseo Medina, international executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and Paul Almeida, president of the

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The Buzz Around Town

Jacquie Berger, executive director of Just Food and Maryann Frazier from the department of entomology at Penn State University, talk about the world of urban bee-keeping.

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