Setting Boundaries

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Lawyers for the anti-poverty group ACORN filed a lawsuit claiming Congress violated the Constitution when it took their federal funding away. Vince Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, explains ACORN's case. Plus, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on banking reform; NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard; newly elected Westchester executive Rob Astorino; and the everyday voyeurism of high-rise city living.


Rob Astorino, Bernie Sanders, Alicia Shepard and Vince Warren

Online Only: (Un)Lucky Day?

Today is Friday the 13th, a day when some say nothing can go right. Whether you are triskaidekaphobic or not, we’ve all had unlucky days – and lucky ones. Tell us about your luckiest or unluckiest day ever below!

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Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist?

Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, discusses his financial reform legislation.

How do you know when an institution is too big to fail? Comment below!

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Newly Elected: Westchester County Executive

Voters rejected the Democratic incumbent Andrew Spano in the recent election for Westchester County Executive. Republican Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive-elect, talks about his election and plans for the county.

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High School Tycoons

Mary Mazzio, director of the documentaryTen9Eight, and Rahfeal Gordon, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) alumnus and founder and CEO of RahGor Motivations and RahGor Publishing, talk about the movie TEN9EIGHT which follows high school students competing for funding to launch their own businesses.

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Defending ACORN

Lawyers for the anti-poverty group ACORN filed a lawsuit against Congress in a U.S. District Court in Brooklyn yesterday. Vince Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the case and the argument he'll make to try to restore ACORN'S federal funding.

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NPR Ombudsman

NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard talks about the network's coverage of the Acorn story; new ethics guidelines for social media; and their coverage of natural gas drilling and other current news.

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On Display

New York Times reporter Julie Scelfo, who wrote about New Yorkers’ window-gazing ways, explores the inevitable voyeurism/exhibitionism of city living and the relationships that sometimes result.

Tell us your window-watching story! What's the strangest thing you've ever seen through a window? Do you have an ongoing window-watching ...

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