Paterson Presses On

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New York State Governor David Paterson is trying to close a $3 billion dollar budget shortfall. He explains how he plans on making it happen amidst the dysfunction in Albany. Plus, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner on his fight to include a public option in the health care bill; Suketu Mehta on putting New York City on film; arts funding in the context of the elections; and Wordnik Erin McKean is back.

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Erin McKean, Suketu Mehta, Governor David A. Paterson and Congressman Anthony Weiner

Pro Public Option

Floor debates loom in the health care debate, and major aspects of the plan are still in question. Anthony Weiner, U.S. Congressman (D-NY 9th - parts of Brooklyn and Queens), talks about his fight to include a public option in the final version of Congress’s health care bill and ...

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30 Issues, Day 22: Arts Funding

Ann Marie Miller, executive director Art Pride New Jersey, and Norma Munn, chairperson of the New York City Arts Coalition, discuss arts funding in the context of the NJ gubernatorial and NYC mayoral elections.

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New York Movie

Suketu Mehta, a writer and journalist based in New York and screenwriter for one of the chapters of the new film "New York, I Love You", talks about putting New York on film.

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Governor Paterson Presses On

The most recent NY State budget produced by Governor David Paterson includes massive cuts that he argues are necessary to close the budget gap and move the state forward. He discusses his proposals and how they will affect New Yorkers.

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Wordnik: Balks and Pickles

Erin McKean, co-founder of and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, returns to discuss more buzz-worthy words you hear in the news and on the street.

Today: Baseball lingo.

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