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Friday, September 04, 2009

One of the main sticking points in health care negotiations has to do with the role of drug companies, and whether to make concessions in order to ensure their support. California representative Henry Waxman has been a vocal critic of the pharmaceutical industry. Plus: converting vacant condos into affordable housing; Norman Siegel, candidate for Public Advocate; and the difference between an “acronym” and an “initialism”.

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Norman Siegel and Representative Henry Waxman

Waxman on Health Reform

There are reports that earlier this year lawmakers struck a deal with pharmaceutical companies in order to bring them on board with health reform measures. California Representative Henry Waxman has been critical of drug makers - he discusses the best way to reach consensus among all parties.

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From Luxury Housing to Affordable Housing

Priscilla Almodovar, president and chief executive officer of New York State Housing Finance Agency, discusses the affordable housing picture across the state and plans to convert vacant luxury housing to moderately priced housing.

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Counting Crickets

Crickets are an important part of the urban ecosystem, but little is known about their presence in and around New York. Sam Droege, biologist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and Lou Sorkin, entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History, explain the upcoming NYC Cricket Crawl and ...

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Afghanistan's Impact

From rocky elections there to waning support here, Afghanistan is having a big impact on US policy and causing a rift within the Obama administration. Yochi Dreazen, and Matthew Rosenberg, based in Kabul, are both Wall Street Journal reporters covering our "other" war.

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The Public Advocate Race: Norman Siegel

Each day this week Brian is interviewing the Democratic candidates running for Public Advocate. Today, the last in the series, a conversation with Norman Siegel, who discusses his qualifications and stances on the important issues.

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Follow Up Friday

Missouri Model

Mark Steward, founder and director of the Missouri Youth Services Institute, follows up on our coverage of the Justice Department report of abuses in New York's juvenile detention systems with an explanation of the alternative "Missouri Model."

Acronyms vs. Initialisms
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