Atlantic Panic?

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Atlantic Yards is one of the most controversial development projects in the city, but how will it affect the Mayoral election? 30 Issues in 30 Days Development Week continues with a look at the Bloomberg and Thompson stances. Plus: Cornel West on his new memoir; Congress votes down the public option; and the underground cash economy thrives. 30 Issues in 30 Days: Contribute to the Wiki and See the Schedule!


Dr. Cornel West

Options for Health Care

The Finance Committee yesterday voted down two amendments to require a public option in the new health care bill. But supporters of a government plan say that all the options are still on the table. Washington Post national political reporter Shailagh Murray has been reporting on the negotiations.

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Uncommon Indicators: The Underground Economy

Sudhir Venkatesh, professor of sociology and African-American studies and director of research at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University and author of Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor and Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the ...

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Brother West

Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, talks about his life and his new memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (Smiley Books, 2009).

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30 Issues Day 8: Atlantic Yards

It's development week and WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman talks about what the next Mayor will face with the Atlantic Yards project in downtown Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn's 36th District Race

Mark Winston Griffith, Working Families Party candidate for city council for Brooklyn's 36th District (Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy) and former executive director of the Drum Major Institute, shares his views on “responsible” development.

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Probiotics: Health or Hype?

Tara Parker-Pope, health columnist at the New York Times, talks about probiotics in food and whether there are real health benefits or if it's just a lot of hype.

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