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Thursday, October 01, 2009

30 Issues in 30 Days “Development Week” continues with a look at the mayor’s race and affordable housing. Democratic Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson weighs in with his proposals. Plus, the new head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and how designers have moved from packaging to problem-solving.

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Vacillating on Vaccination

Orly Avitzur, M.D., medical adviser to Consumer Reports, talks about the magazine finding that many Americans are unsure about getting the swine flu vaccine.

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New Immigration Services Director

Alejandro Mayorkas, new director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) discusses his plans for the non-enforcement side of U.S. immigration, including the new Spanish language website.

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Design Thinking

Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO and author of Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation talks about taking design beyond packaging and products and into "design thinking."

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30 Issues: Thompson on Development

Bill Thompson, New York City Comptroller and the Democratic nominee for mayor, talks about affordable housing and the rest of his development agenda.

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30 Issues Day 9: Affordable Housing

You've heard from Bill Thompson on his plan for affordable housing. Now, Jarrett Murphy, investigations editor at City Limits, looks at Mayor Bloomberg's track record and what's at stake in this Fall's election.

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Chinese Communism Turns 60

China is officially marking the 60 years since of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Jeremy Goldkorn, editor of the media blog Danwei, and Joy Ma, former news assistant at the NPR Beijing bureau, discuss the anniversary from Beijing.

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