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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Governor Paterson insists he’s not taking sides in the face-off between Democrats and Republicans in Albany. He reacts to the shake up in the State Senate and what we can expect to see accomplished in the waning days of this legislative session. He’ll also lay out his economic development strategy for New York. Plus, a new series on the unwritten rules for getting around NYC; an update on student loans; the mysterious Candela structures in Queens; and the science of traffic.

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Governor David A. Paterson

The Governor Weighs In

Governor of the State of New York, David Paterson, talks about the turmoil in the senate and New York’s economy.

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Crunchtime in Albany: Domestic Workers' Rights

Keith Wright (D-70th) is the sponsor in the New York State Assembly of the “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.” He is joined by Ai-Jen Poo, lead organizer with Domestic Workers United, working nanny Barbara Young, and Donna Schneiderman, co-chair of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice's

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Candela Reignited

Paul Lukas and Kirsten Hively discuss the mysterious Candela Structures in Queens, originally built as exhibit spaces for the World's Fair, neglected for many years, and now part of the area surrounding the new Shea stadium. Exhibit: The Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery will remain ...

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State Lending

Michael Dannenberg, Senior Fellow at New America Foundation and founder of higheredwatch blog, talks about trouble in the not-for-profit state student loan agencies and how it may affect your loans.

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Traffic Jam

Iain Couzin, assistant professor in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, and Anna Nagurney, professor in the department of Finance and Operations Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, apply science to the problem of traffic.

Professors Couzin and Nagurney are participating ...

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Getting Around: Underground Etiquette

All this month, the Getting Around series will look at the unwritten rules for traveling in and around New York City, whether it's underground, on the ground, or in the air. Billie Cohen, deputy editor of Time Out New York, is the unwritten rules guru for the series. ...

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