A Matter of Control

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Monday, May 18, 2009

In the wake of the first swine flu death in NYC, H1N1 is back in the news, and the questions over the best way to control the outbreak are flying. Councilman Eric Gioia offers his take. Plus, live coverage of the Mayor's press conference on the swine flu. And, a debate on just how much power the mayor should have over public schools and a military adviser on fighting small wars in the midst of a big one.


Eric Gioia

Swine Flu Marches On

Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) discusses the first confirmed local death from H1N1 (swine flu) and the city's response to the lingering outbreak. Dr. Marc Siegel of NYU's Langone Medical Center and Irwin Redlener of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia discuss how the public can best help to ...

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Mayoral Control Issues

The deadline is looming to decide whether to extend mayoral control of public schools. Zakiyah Ansari, a parent organizer and member of the Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) and Campaign for Better Schools; David Haberer of Manhattan Together, a coalition of community organizations; and Patricia Connelly, a South Brooklyn ...

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Fighting Words

David Kilcullen, adviser on counterinsurgency to General Petraeus and the author of The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One (Oxford University Press, 2009), talks about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and his op-ed against the use of drones in yesterday's ...

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Picking the Republican

New Jersey’s Republican party will pick its candidate for governor on June 2nd. Richard Merkt, State Assemblyman and Republican candidate for New Jersey, is one of the candidates.

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Listeners call in with their views on President Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame. Watch or read the transcript of Obama's speech and comment below!

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