On the Fast Track

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Friday, April 17, 2009

You might have thought it was a done deal that the Nets were moving to Brooklyn. Hear why the city of Newark is saying โ€“ not so fast. WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Matthew Schuerman talk about the wrangling going on over the future home of the Nets. Plus, same-sex marriage in New York, DIY composting; CIA memos; the fast track to citizenship; race and the wealth gap; and myths about bed bugs.


Bob Hennelly and Matthew Schuerman

Gay Marriage - Yes or No?

Bob Hardt, executive producer and political director at NY1, and Liz Benjamin, New York Daily News columnist, talk about Gov. Paterson's introduction of a bill to allow gay marriage in New York State.

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Meet the New Boss

Shane Harris, intelligence correspondent for National Journal, talks about what Bush polices the Obama administration is continuing -- especially on national security and the release of the CIA memos.

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Waste Not, Want Not

Christine Datz-Romero, executive director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center where she runs the Manhattan Compost Project, talks about urban composting and what you need to know to get started. Plus, Kendall Christiansen, principal at the consulting firm Gaia Strategies and senior consultant on environmental affairs for the ...

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The Wealth Gap

Thomas Shapiro, professor of law and social policy at Brandeis University, and Algernon Austin, director of the Race, Ethnicity and the Economy Program at the Economic Policy Institute, discuss the widening wealth gap between African Americans and whites. Learn more about how communities accumulate wealth and attempts to narrow ...

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Future Home of the Nets

If the Nets aren't going to Brooklyn, Newark better get them. That's what Newark mayor Cory Booker says. WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Matthew Schuerman talk about the political wrangling going on around the future home of the Nets.

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Following Up: The Fast Track

In February, the Brian Lehrer Show covered a new military recruitment effort aimed at skilled foreign nationals. Jae-Hee Shim, immigration reporter for Korea Times New York, talks Korean participation in this program and discusses other programs available to immigrants to fast track the US citizenship process.

Following Up: Bed Bugs

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