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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bill Thompson joins Brian Lehrer in his first WNYC interview since becoming the Democratic nominee for Mayor. Plus, The Democrats offered up the details of their highest-profile health care reform bill yesterday, and already there are doubts about whether it will receive enough bipartisan support. Timothy Noah of the Washington Post updates the policy and the politics. Help Produce 30 Issues in 30 Days: Vote Here!

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Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson on The Fight Ahead

Bill Thompson gives his first WNYC interview since becoming the Democratic candidate for Mayor.

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Health Care: Baucus Bill Bungles Bipartisanship?

Yesterday saw the release of the latest health care bill from Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, intended to be a true bipartisan proposal. But, as Slate's Timothy Noah explains, there are already doubts as to how much cross-aisle support it will gain.

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Door to Door: Your Commute and Your Life

The WNYC Culture Department has launched a new series, Door To Door exploring the way we commute. Robert "Buzz" Paaswell, Director of the University Transportation Research Center at City College, will guide the discussion throughout the month and help you redesign your commute.

Today: How have you ...

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New Missile Defense Plan

President Obama is announcing plans to scrap the missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. Instead, they're proposing what they say is a more agile missile defense system. Steven Pifer, visiting fellow in foreign relations at the Brookings Institution, explains President Obama's announcement and what it ...

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Mental Health on Campus

Dr. Lloyd Sederer, medical director at the New York State Office of Mental Health and adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Public Health, and Dr. Henry Chung, executive director of the NYU Student Health Center and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU ...

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Journeying Through Muslim New York

Aman Ali co-author of the blog 30 Mosques in 30 Days, who is visiting a different New York mosque each night of Ramadan, shares what he's learned about Muslim New York, hospitality and worship.

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