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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Congressman William Pascrell (NJ-8) is back in New Jersey making the case for his fellow Democrats’ health care reform proposal. Hear him defend the plan and explain the pilot program he managed to include in the proposal. Plus, why American students shy away from science; why concert tickets have gotten so expensive; and the yo-yo comeback. Halted Development Map: Help pin-point more!

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William Pascrell

Working from Home: Rep. Pascrell

Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) is back on August recess, but continues to argue that the country needs the Democrats' proposed health care overhaul.

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Call in: Distracted Driving

The U.S. Transportation Department plans a "summit" meeting on distracted driving: Do text messages and cellphone calls impair your driving?

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The High Price of Rock and Roll

New Yorker Magazine writer John Seabrook talks about his new article that explains how concert tickets got so expensive.

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Scientifically Averse

Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum co-authors of Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future continue the conversation about why American students avoid science.

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Affordable Housing Battle in Brooklyn

NY State Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-53), who represents Bushwick and Williamsburg and is Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman, argues in favor of a contested plan to build affordable housing at the Broadway Triangle in Williamsburg.

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Yo-Yo Nation

This weekend at the 3rd Annual Yo-Yo Open, Tom Kuhn, "founder of the modern yo-yo," will be honored for his achievements. He reflects on a life of spin and string. Pat Cuartero is the organizer of this weekend's Open, and a yo-yo champion.

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