Assessing the Economic Damage

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

NYC Comptroller William Thompson has just released a report in which he estimates more than 1 million New Yorkers will be directly affected by unemployment in the lingering recession. Plus, what – if any – progress has been made in Albany over the last two days; continued coverage of the NAACP’s 100-year anniversary; and Army recruiting, particularly among minorities, in the tri-state area.

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William Thompson

Bill Thompson on Unemployment, Mayoral Control, and More

William C. Thompson, Jr., New York City Comptroller, talks about a new report by NYC Comptroller's office that shows the effects of the economic crisis on jobs and unemployment in the city - he thinks that over 1 million New Yorkers could be directly affected by job loss. Plus, ...

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Sotomayor Hearings: Wrapping Up?

Today could be the final day of the Sotomayor hearings. Jim Geraghty, contributing editor for the National Review who writes The Campaign Spot, offers his take on the week's proceedings.

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The Work Search: Job Boards

Nick Corcodilos, the man behind "Ask the Headhunter" and weekly guest for the month of July, discusses how to most successfully navigate the job market. This week: are job boards really the best way to find work? Plus tips and tricks for making your resume stand ...

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NAACP Centennial

Peniel Joseph, associate professor of African American Studies and History at Brandeiss University, contributor to The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and the author of the forthcoming From Black Power to Barack Obama talks about the history of the NAACP and where it's heading.

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Brawlbany: So, What's Changed?

Yesterday the NY State Senate implemented new rules on how the chamber will be run on everything from size of Senate staffs to how a bill makes it to the floor. But mayoral control remains in doubt and gay marriage and rent stabilization are no longer being seriously talked about. ...

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Army Recruitment in the New Economy

Darryl Robinson, Command Sergeant Major and chief recruiter in New York City area talks about Army recruitment, particularly in minority communities.

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Comptroller Thompson on Mayoral Control of Schools, Unemployment and More

Comptroller Bill Thompson in an earlier interview with the show

Comptroller Bill Thompson in an earlier interview with the show

The city comptroller, William C. Thompson Jr., called for greater mayoral control of schools today. Speaking on The Brian Lehrer ...


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