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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

They may be suffering these days, but many local small business owners think they will be the engine that drives New York’s economic recovery. Plus, Cindy Rodriguez on tracking the story of one foreclosed house in Brownsville; the latest from Albany; and the long, strange journey your food takes around New York City. Enter the Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest!


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Crunchtime In Albany

New York Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) Frank Padavan (R - Queens Village, Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone) discuss the turmoil in the New York State Senate. Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, gives an update on Albany news. Help ...

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Iran Election Upheaval

Farideh Koohi-Kamali, editorial director of scholarly program at Palgrave McMillan and professor of Middle East politics and history at The New School and Nazila Fathi, New York Times Reporter discuss the latest developments in the Iran election upheaval. Some Useful Iran Election Online Resources

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Small Businesses

Steve Hindy, president and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery, Stacey Pecor, co-founder of Olive and Bette's boutiques and Lexy Funk, CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Industries give a preview of Crain's "Future of New York City Small Business” conference.

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Foreclosure in Brooklyn

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez talks about her feature on one man's foreclosure process in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, and Josh Zinner of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project discusses how housing scams are affecting lower income neighborhoods in the area.

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How Does Food Get to Our Plates?

George Motz, co-director of the New York City Food Film Festival, and Jackie Carlos, a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV Documentary Unit and the producer of the documentary 24 Hours, 24 Million Meals: Feeding NYC, talk about food production and distribution in NYC.

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