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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A court decision in favor of tenants at Stuyvesant Town/ Peter Cooper Village could have major implications for other landlords who get government benefits. Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael Cestero talks about the city’s housing policy and weighs in on halted development. Plus, today is the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

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Rafael Cestero

Exploding Debt

Joshua Gordon policy director at The Concord Coalition and Bob Kuttner co-founder of The American Prospect magazine discuss the ballooning national debt and its impact on stimulus efforts.

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Affordable Housing in NYC

The Bloomberg Administration is still working toward its goal of preserving or producing 165,000 units of affordable housing. Rafael Cestero, commissioner from the department of Housing Preservation and Development, discusses the state of affordable housing and halted development in the city and talks about the recent ruling on Stuyvesant ...

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Bush Library Plans

Philip Kennicott, Washington Post architecture critic, looks at the recently released plans for the George W. Bush presidential library with an eye to how well it reflects the tenor of his presidency.

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Happy Birthday, Evolution!

Richard Dawkins, biologist, "professor of the Public Understanding of Science" at Oxford University author of many books on science, most recently, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, talks about Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, which was published on 24 November 1859.

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New in New Jersey

Tom Moran, political columnist for the Star-Ledger, talks about the newly elected New Jersey legislative leadership and the remaining lame duck session.

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A Less Open Internet?

Two news stories today may mean that the internet is getting a little less open. Julia Angwinwrote in the Wall St. Journal today about how the number of volunteer editors on Wikipedia has dropped precipitously over the past year. Then, Jeff Jarvis of Buzzmachine.com discusses reports that ...

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