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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Much of the health care debate has centered around care for the elderly, but a new group hopes to include young people in the discussion as well. Plus, Michael Meyer looks back at the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago. And Deepak Chopra on restoring balance to your life.

30 Issues in 30 Days: See the Schedule!

Participate in a post-debate online chat with Brian and Andrea Bernstein tonight at 8. Details here!


Deepak Chopra and Michael Meyer

Healthcare in Young America

Aaron Smith, co-founder of Young Invincibles, is pushing young uninsured people to join the health care debate – people like Monique Luse, a member of Young Invincibles.

Watch Monique discuss health care:

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Mayoral Debate Preview

Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa and at, and Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, preview tonight's debate between Mayor Bloomberg and his challenger Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Brian is a moderator for the debate - help him write questions for tonight! Propose a lightning round ...

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Twenty Years Later

Michael Meyer, chief speechwriter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former Newsweek bureau chief for Germany, Central Europe and the Balkans between 1988 and 1992, and author of The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall (2009, Scribner), looks back ...

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30 Issues Day 17: Poverty in NYC

David Jones, president and CEO of the Community Service Society and Brenda Beal, a leader of Community Voices Heard, an East Harlem organization advocating for the needs of poor people, measure the success of Bloomberg's anti-poverty initiatives and weigh how Bill Thompson’s approach would ...

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Uncommon Indicators: Taxi Riders

Taxi drivers call in to answer, "Who's back in the back of your cab?" and what that says about the economy.

Post to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators.

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Alternative Health

Dr. Deepak Chopra, physician and leading advocate for alternative medicine, author of over 50 books, looks at disease and health in his new book Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You

An Evening with Deepak Chopra, Q&A and Book ...

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WNYC Vote 2009: Post-Debate Chat With Brian and Andrea

The Chat is now over, thanks to all who participated. If you'd like to read the entire chat transcript, press the "replay" button below.

Tuesday night, the 13th, is the first debate between Bill Thompson and Michael Bloomberg in the 2009 Mayor's contest. Brian Lehrer is on the moderating panel, ...


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