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Friday, June 26, 2009

The Obama administration is busy selling its healthcare plan to Congress and an American public hungry for reform but fearful of change. Plus, navigating New York City history block by block, transgender rights, and remembering MJ.

A Rational Health Care Debate?

Today wraps up a key week in the health care reform debate. Much of the disagreement centers around the notion of "rationing" - so, just who should make decisions about who gets care? Carrie Budoff Brown is covering health care and the White House for Politico.

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Michael Jackson: Black or White

Throughout his career, Michael Jackson had a complex relationship with race. Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters, reflects on Jackson's legacy, both musical and social.

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Ready to Legislate?

Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, talks about the latest developments in Albany in the senate leadership struggle.

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Follow-Up Friday: Transgender Rights and Cell Phones and Planes

Pauline Park follows up from a question that was raised during our Greene Space show about transgender rights legislation. Then,Can your cell phone really interfere with a plane's sophisticated navigation equipment? A listener-pilot clears things up.

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Tourists at Home

James and Michelle Nevius, tour-guide/entrepreneur husband-and-wife team and the authors of Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City (Free Press, 2009), share their favorite walks through Manhattan.

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