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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

President Obama laid out his plan yesterday to turn around the dismal job market. One area of focus was infrastructure development. Petra Todorovich, director of America 2050, discusses how the Administration’s plans will affect the NYC region. Plus, Mark Danner, on his new book Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War; Council Member-elect Margaret Chin (D-1); the state of primary care; and what ever happened to the flying car?


Margaret Chin, Mark Danner and Petra Todorovich

Public Option Out?

A late-night deal in Washington has Democrats hopeful they can move the health care bill ahead, but pit will likely come at the expense of a full-fledged public option. Politico Capitol Hill reporter Glenn Thrush has the deal-making details; and former Clinton health care adviser Paul Starr offers his take.

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Newly Elected: Margaret Chin

Next year, Manhattan's Chinatown will be represented in the City Council for the first time by a Chinese-American. City Councilwoman-Elect Margaret Chin(D-1), who will also represent SoHo, TriBeCa, and parts of the Lower East Side, talks about her recent election.

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Infrastructure and Jobs

In his economic address yesterday, President Obama highlighted three areas in which his administration will focus on job creation, one of which was infrastructure development. Michael Lind, policy director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation, discusses the national implications of the plan, and Petra Todorovich, ...

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Reporting War

A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, Mark Danner discusses his new book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War (Nation Books, 2009), which questions the recent history of American power.

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Primary Care

To examine the state of primary health care and the doctors who provide it, Albany School of Public Health professor Timothy Hoff, discusses his new book Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Medicine in the Twenty-first Century (Rutgers University Press, 2009).

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The future was supposed to bring us some crazy things, such as underwater cities and 200-year lifespans. We're still waiting. Author Paul Milo discusses the ridiculous, bizarre, and just plain wrong predictions of the Twentieth Century in his book Your Flying Car Awaits: Robot Butlers, Lunar Vacations, and Other ...

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