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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is wading into the health care reform debate, and Bruce Josten makes the group’s case for preserving insurance companies – without government competition. Plus: a conversation with TARP watchdog Elizabeth Warren on why she’s calling for a new government agency to protect consumers from financial institutions; the country of Jordan releases its first full-length feature film in 50 years; and a look at Chinatowns across the U.S.A.

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Bruce Josten and Elizabeth Warren

Campaign Finance and WFP

Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, talks about his investigative report on the finances of the Working Families Party, followed by Kevin Finnegan, political director for 1199 SEIU and former general counsel of the Working Families Party, responding to ...

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Chamber of Commerce on Health Care Reform

Executive vice president of Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Josten, talks about the Chamber of Commerce's opposition to the current health care reform proposal.

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Food Science

Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, looks beyond heirloom tomatoes for an answer to this summer's blight.

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TARP Oversight

Harvard Law professor and Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) watchdog Elizabeth Warren is the chair of the the Congressional Oversight Panel. She talks about the panel's recent report, which says that toxic assets still pose a problem--as well as why she thinks consumers need protection from financial ...

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Chinatowns

Bonnie Tsui, journalist and author of American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods, discusses her book about Chinatowns around America.

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Captain Abu Raed

Amin Matalqa, writer and director of Captain Abu Raed, discusses his film, the first feature film produced in Jordan in 50 years.

Captain Abu Raed opens Friday at the Angelika Film Center.

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