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Friday, May 01, 2009

The Chrysler restructuring puts the UAW in the driver’s seat, but is the future of the big three a good thing for labor unions? And, how will auto-related businesses, such as dealers, fare? Plus, dancing robots; the political risks of global investing; and 100-day accomplishments. Vote For The Satire Slam: Ends At Noon Today!

Chrysler's Flat Tire

Jonathan Tasini of the Labor Research Association looks at what the UAW's deal with Chrysler means for the future of labor. And Mark Sheinberg, President of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, discusses how local dealers are going to adjust.

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Charter vs. Public

Philissa Cramer, reporter for the website GothamSchools.org, reports on the conflict over changing two public schools into charter schools in Harlem, and the broader debate over unionization and parents' choices that it brings up.

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Robocup!

Elizabeth Sklar, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brooklyn College and organizer of the Robocup Jr. competition, on artificial intelligence, high school robotics teams, and - of course - dancing robots. ...

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Losing the Best and Brightest?

Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow with the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and executive in residence and adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, talks about why limiting access to H1B visas is a perilous policy that will force out the best ...

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Global Risk-Taking

Ian Bremmer, executive at Eurasia Group and co-author of The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing (Oxford University Press, 2009), talks about political risks and global investing.

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Follow Up Friday: Flu on the Farm

Bob Martin, senior officer at the Pew environment group, former executive director of the Pew commission on industrial farm animal production talks about any known connections between "swine" flu and food.

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Follow Up Friday: 100 Days

On Wednesday, Barack Obama explained what he's done in the last 100 days. Now it's your turn. Did you also get a new dog? Did you finally clean out your fridge, or finish that big book? Did you get a new job, or invent something?
What have you ...

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