The Final Debate

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced his Democratic challenger Bill Thompson last night in the final debate before Tuesday’s election. Hear excerpts from both candidates and analysis of the debate from WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein. Plus, area hospitals' medical records go digital, the best taxicab stories since the 1970’s, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with the candidates’ jobs plans, and a new inductee into the City Lore People’s Hall of Fame.

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Andrea Bernstein

Mayoral Debate Wrap-up

Michael Bloomberg and Bill Thompson sparred in their final one-on-one debate before the election. WNYC political director Andrea Bernstein provides analysis.

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E-Records in New York

President and CEO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Michael Dowling,explains how the hospital group's $400 million project to introduce electronic health records could reduce health care costs while improving patient outcomes.

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Taxicab Confessions

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30 Issues: Job Growth in NYC

How will the candidates address jobs creation and quality in the current economy? Greg David, editorial director of Crain’s New York Business, and Bettina Damiani, Director of Good Jobs New York, share what they’ve gleaned from NYC’s mayoral candidates.

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Mortgages Gone Missing

A White Plains homeowner had her housing debt cancelled when the bank trying to foreclose on the property couldn't prove it held the mortgage. Gretchen Morgenson from The New York Times and bankruptcy attorney David Shaev talk about the case and whether it has wider implications.

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People's Hall of Fame: Margarita Kagan

Five notable New Yorkers are inductees into the City Lore 2009 People's Hall of Fame. They join us as part of a week-long series.

Today: Margarita Kagan, music educator at the Shorefront YM-YWHA, discusses her work fostering the arts and culture of Russian and Russian-Jewish communities ...

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