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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Meet Dr. Thomas Farley, NYC’s new health commissioner. As congress debates national health care reform, what does he think the best policy is for New Yorkers? Plus, in the age of Mark Sanford and Jon & Kate, the American marriage has suffered some high-profile blows. Caitlin Flanagan thinks it’s time to redefine what marriage means.

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Guests:

Dr. Thomas Farley and Caitlin Flanagan

Health Care Battle Lines

Is the health care debate really Obama's Waterloo? Ben Smith of Politico discusses the battle lines being drawn in Washington. Then, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), discusses what centrist Democrats want from health care legislation, and why he voted against the bill last Friday.

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Marriage, American-Style

Caitlin Flanagan, author of the forthcoming, Girl Land, asks "Is There Hope for the American Marriage?" in a recent Time magazine article.

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NYC's New Health Commissioner

New NYC Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley, discusses what he thinks Washington health care reform can do for New Yorkers. And, lest you forget, the swine flu is back in the news and still on the DOH’s agenda.

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Science Education in the US

In an interview from the Aspen Ideas Festival, Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, president of the California Institute of Technology, discusses science education here and abroad.

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Why aren't American students more captivated by science? Comment below.

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Getting on the ballot

DeNora Getachew, director of public policy and legislative counsel and Andrea Senteno, program associate for Citizens Union Foundation discuss the difficult road of getting one’s name on the ballot in NYC.

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President Obama's Press Conference: Live-Chat with Brian Lehrer

President Obama gives his fourth prime-time news conference tonight. He's expected to keep making the case for significant health care reform, ideally before the August Congressional recess. Join Brian as he shares his thoughts and answers your questions, all in real time!

Chat will go live just before 8pm Wednesday. ...

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