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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Twitter feeds from inside the Fort Hood Army Base were used in news stories about the shooting there last week. But many of the tweets relayed false information. Jeff Jarvis of and Paul Carr of TechCrunch discuss the pros and cons of social media in news reporting. Plus, Bear Stearns on trial; dredging and drilling along the Hudson River; and NY State Senator Eric Schneiderman on closing a health insurance loophole.


Paul Carr, Jeff Jarvis and Eric Schneiderman

Health Care Bill Perspectives

T.R. Reid, veteran foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and the author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care, discusses what's in the current health care bill and puts it in a global perspective.

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Ian's Law

New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman weighs in on Ian's Law, the new health insurance legislation he introduced last week.

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Bear Stearns On Trial

WNYC reporter Lisa Chow recaps the Bear Stearns trial and analyzes its impact.

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Tweeting Tragedy

Tweets from inside Fort Hood were used in news reports about the shooting there last week. But some of the tweets turned out to detail false information. Paul Carr, columnist for TechCrunch and author of Bringing Nothing To The Party, and Jeff Jarvis, professor at the CUNY Graduate ...

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Drilling, Dredging and New York’s Water

Two issues pertaining to water in New York are coming to a head. Riverkeeper president Alex Matthiessen, discusses natural gas drilling in the watershed and the cleanup of PCB's in the Hudson River. ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten has been covering the drilling issue and his latest report is ...

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Stroller Recall

Maclaren USA is recalling a million strollers due to 12 reports of amputation that have occurred when children got their fingers stuck in the strollers. Don Mays, the senior director of Product Safety Planning and Technical Administration at Consumers Union has the details.

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