On The Brink

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

California isn’t the only state on the brink of financial collapse. The Pew Center on the States has added New Jersey to their list of states in peril. Barb Rosewicz, spokesperson for the Pew Center and managing editor of, explains why. Plus, getting the swine flu vaccine in NYC; preventing ‘community profiling’ by law enforcement; and there’s definitely water on the moon.


Barb Rosewicz

Afghan Endgame

The President continues to weigh his options for Afghanistan when it comes to troop levels and basic strategy. Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, who writes the popular blog The Washington Note, discusses the latest in mid-east policy.

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New Jersey in Fiscal Peril

New Jersey has been added to Pew's list of states in fiscal peril. Barb Rosewicz, spokesperson for Pew Center on the States and managing editor of, summarizes the report and investigates its implications for the tri-state area.

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Flu Shots Hit the Streets

The city is pushing people to visit clinics and get the H1N1 vaccine. WNYC's Fred Mogul, who has been reporting on this story extensively, discusses the city's plan, and why the shots are widely available in some areas but scarce in others. Dr. Sara Kenamore is a partner ...

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Eric Holder Testimony and Analysis

Attorney General Eric Holder is testifying this morning about his decision to try self-professed 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a Manhattan civilian court. We play extended cuts, and Slate's senior editor Dahlia Lithwick offers analysis.

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Water On The Moon

NASA announced that there is definitely water on the moon. Denton Ebel, associate at the American Museum of Natural History and curator of their meteorite collection, explains NASA's findings and what it means about the origins of the solar system.

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