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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Democratic primary for Public Advocate is two weeks from today, and it's shaping up to be one of the most wide open races of this election season. Each day this week the candidates will make their case, Up today: Brooklyn Councilman Bill de Blasio. Also: the latest data on what rising sea levels will do to coastal cities; and an investigation into police conduct in Bedford-Stuyvesant. 30 Issues in 30 Days 2009: Nominate Your Issue Now!


Bill de Blasio

McCaughey Follow-Up: Medicare Eligibility

Yesterday on the program Betsy McCaughey, critic of the Democratic health care proposals, argued that raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 70 was recommended by the Congressional Budget Office and could keep the program solvent. Igor Volsky, health researcher at Think Progress, looked into the claim, ...

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The Public Advocate Race: Bill de Blasio

Starting today Brian Lehrer is interviewing the candidates running for Public Advocate. Today, Democrat Bill de Blasio, talks about his qualifications and stances on the important issues.

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What Not to Bring

Marc Wojno, senior associate editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, talks about 10 things college students DON'T need to bring to campus. What unnecessary thing did you bring to college? Comment below.

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Surf's Up (and Up)

Rob Young director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and professor of geosciences at Western Carolina University and Orrin Pilkey, professor emeritus in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, author of The Corps and the Shore, and editor of the twenty-volume series Living with ...

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Policing Bed-Stuy

Coriel Gaffney, Bedford-Stuyvesant resident and City Limits contributor gives her take on what she sees as faulty policing in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Then, Paul Browne, deputy commissioner of public information at the NYPD, explains and defends the department's policing practices in Bed-Stuy and beyond.

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