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Monday, December 07, 2009

Last week the President laid out fundamental visions for the war in Afghanistan and the war on unemployment. What’s the next step? Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) discusses why he opposes the Afghan policy. Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President of the Economic Policy Institute discusses whether there will be a jobs bill in Congress, and explains the implications of some COBRA subsidies expiring at the end of this month. Plus, CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts on his overcoming illiteracy.

Guests:

Ross Eisenbrey, Jerrold Nadler and Byron Pitts

Against the Afghan Policy

U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY-08) explains why he opposes President Obama's strategy in Afghanistan.

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Urban Affairs

WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein discusses Adolfo Carrion, Jr. and his work as the director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs.

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Reading Ahead

Chief national correspondent for CBS News and contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes Byron Pitts talks about how he went from functional illiteracy at age 12 to becoming an Emmy award-winning news reporter in his new book, Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges(St. ...

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Job Creation and COBRA Benefits

While the initial focus in Washington last week was on Afghanistan, by the end of the week the talk was of unemployment. Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute, discusses the various job-creation proposals and the upcoming expiration of subsidies for COBRA benefits that were featured in ...

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Uncommon Economic Follow-Up: Reconnections

Our series of follow-ups for the 1-year anniversary of the Your Uncommon Economic Indicators project continues. Gerry Segal, YUEI contributor who you may remember as the winner of the BLS satire slam, talks about how his exposure on The Brian Lehrer Show and social media has allowed ...

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Tell us Your Economic Resolutions!

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Do you feel a bit wiser now that you’ve come through the 2009 financial crisis? Do you have a plan or a resolution for the new year? Perhaps you are bracing for another tough year, but this time you'll be prepared. Tell us ...

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