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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Much of the health care debate centers on reforming employer-provided health care. But what about those without full-time jobs? Sara Horowitz, Executive Director of the Freelancer’s Union, discusses what she wants from Washington. Plus, the results of the Arab Human Development Report; 911 response and the recession; and David Pogue on how to Twitter a whole book.

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Sara Horowitz and David Pogue

Whose Authority?

New York Times Albany bureau chief Danny Hakim and Dick Dadey, executive director of the government watch dog group Citizens Union, talk about the legislation to overhaul the state authorities, called New York's "shadow government."

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The Self-Insured

Sara Horowitz, executive director of Working Today Freelancer's Union, talks about what the self-employed need from health care reform.

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Your Uncommon Economic Indicators: EMS Crews

Is the economy having an adverse affect on emergency medical service crews? Thom Dick, columnist at EMS Magazine, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, and quality care coordinator at Platte Valley Ambulance, talks about the challenges EMS crews are facing due to budget cutbacks.

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Obstacles to Development in the Arab World

Adel Abdelatif, chief of the Regional Programme Division of the United Nation's Regional Bureau for Arab States, talks about a recent report that details challenges to development in the Arab world.

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Stimulus Check

Amanda Michel, editor of distributed reporting at Pro Publica, talks about what the ProPublica Reporting Network of citizen journalists found in their "stimulus spot check."

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Tweet, Tweet

David Pogue, weekly tech columnist for the New York Times and the (co)author of The World According to Twitter (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009), demonstrates the wisdom of the crowd in his new book, a compilation of tweets from his 500,000 "followers." What's your take ...

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