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Monday, August 31, 2009

Betsy McCaughey, chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and former Lieutenant Governor of New York, has become one of the most vocal opponents of the Democrats' health care reform agenda. Hear why she thinks the current proposal is deadly for seniors. Plus, getting more mandatory paid vacation; the risky business of the arts; and a casino in Queens.

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Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey on Health Care

She's been keeping the 'death panel' debate alive. Betsy McCaughey, chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former Lieutenant Governor of New York state, explains why she opposes the Democrat's plan for health care reform and why she thinks it's deadly for seniors.

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New Casino Coming to Queens?

Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, talks about the bidding process to run a casino at Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, Queens and, Lisa Fogarty, Queens Chronicle assistant editor, talks about the neighborhood's reaction to the casino.

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The No-Vacation Nation

Joe Robinson, work-life balance consultant and author of Work to Live, discusses the Paid Vacation Act currently before Congress and compares US vacation laws to the laws in rest of the world.

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Risky Arts Business

James Panero, art critic, managing editor of New Criterion and author of City Journal article, "The Culture Crash: How risky investments have endangered New York’s leading arts institutions" talks about how the city's arts institutions have been affected both by the recession and their investment strategies.

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City Funding for the Arts

Doug Turetsky, director of communications for the NYC Independent Budget Office, discusses a new report on the effect of changes in how the city funds arts institutions. Do you run a local arts institution? If you've been affected by the changes in the funding structure, let us know ...

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Call In: Candidate Bloomberg

The latest Quinnipiac poll puts Mayor Bloomberg way ahead of the other mayoral candidates. But the poll also found that by a ratio of 2 to 1, people think the huge number of ads he's putting out is overkill. What do you think? Do you feel informed by ...

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