Health Care, NAACP, HP

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Three House committees are starting to markup the healthcare reform bill. Brooklyn Congressman Anthony Weiner, a member of the Energy and Commerce committee, talks about the markup process and the bill’s prospects. Plus: President Obama at the NAACP and campaigning for Gov. Corzine; the latest learning on learning; and generation Potter grows up.

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Congressman Anthony Weiner

Health Reform Markup

Anthony Weiner, U.S. Congressman (D-NY 9th - parts of Brooklyn and Queens) weighs in as the Energy and Commerce Committee starts the process of proposing amendments to the House Health Reform bill.

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Obama NAACP Speech

Sherrilyn Ifill, civil rights lawyer, University of Maryland law professor and author of The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century, offers analysis of the NAACP centennial and President Obama's speech. Read The Speech Transcript Here

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Obama in New Jersey

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, talks about President Obama's stop on New Jersey Governor Corzine's campaign trail.

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Call In: Minority Point of View

During her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Sonia Sotomayor has had to answer for her “wise Latina” comment and explain how her background and racial identity affect her role as a judge. We want to hear from you. Do you identify as a minority in your profession? How does your ...

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What We've Learned About Learning

Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and the NSF Science of Learning Center at the University of Washington, talks about the latest research on how children learn and how parents and teachers can use the information.

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Generation HP

It's been over ten years since the first Harry Potter book came out, which means that the pre-teens who embraced the novels are now entering adulthood. What values have they learned from the Harry Potter world, and how are they bringing them into the real world? Melissa Anelli runs the ...

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