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Friday, August 28, 2009

The recent crack-down on food vendors outside the Met has reopened the debate about how the city permits and regulates corner carts. Plus: what the loss of Ted Kennedy means for health care reform; revisiting New Orleans’ Memorial Medical Center during Hurricane Katrina; and 150 years of New York stories from the New York Times.

Revisiting a Katrina Tragedy

Sheri Fink, an M.D. and reporter for ProPublica, talks about her investigation of the deaths during the evacuation of Memorial Hospital.

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Qaddafi in Englewood

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about the uproar over the Libyan leader's plans to pitch his tent in Englewood, NJ when he visits the U.N. next month. Plus, Congressman Steve Rothman(D-NJ 9th) talks about his efforts to prevent Qaddafi's stay in ...

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Street Vendor Crackdown

Sean Basinski, director of the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, discusses the crackdown on street vendors in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the city's management of street vendors citywide. He's joined by vendor Leo Morris.

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Kennedy in Washington

Shailagh Murray, congressional reporter for The Washington Post, and Pete Hamill, journalist, columnist, novelist, and friend of the Kennedy family, discuss Ted Kennedy's legacy and the impact of his death on health care reform.

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