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The Comptroller Race and Beyond

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller is fast approaching. Brian Lehrer will be talking to each of the candidates this week. Up first today, John Liu and David Yassky. Plus, the worldwide oppression of women, dining hall food activists; and the No Impact Man on how he’s trying to save the world.

Don't forget: today is the last day to nominate an issue for our election series, 30 Issues in 30 Days.

Guests:

Comptroller John Liu and David Yassky

Health Care Reform Update

New York Times columnist David Brooks provides the latest update in the health care reform debate.

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The New York City Comptroller Race: John Liu & David Yassky

Today and tomorrow, Brian is interviewing the Democratic candidates running for New York City Comptroller. Up first today, conversations with candidates John Liu then David Yassky, who will each discuss his qualifications and stances on the important issues.

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Food Plan

Anna Lappé, co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund who serves on the advisory council of the Real Food Challenge, writes about dining hall food activists in this week's issue of The Nation. Joining her on the show is Sam Lipschultz, a ...

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Developing Women

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offer a call-to-arms to challenge the oppression of women worldwide in their new book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf, 2009).

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Call In: 30 Issues in 30 Days

The Brian Lehrer Show needs your help in covering the New York Mayoral race and the New Jersey Gubernatorial contest. Today is the last day to nominate an issue for our election series, 30 Issues in 30 Days. What is important to you this election season? What topics ...

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A Year of Living Sustainably

Colin Beavan and his family tried for a year to have no environmental impact on the world. He talks about his new book, No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of ...

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