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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Governor David Paterson has delayed many payments for services until the state’s financial health improves. He discusses his plans to bring New York back from the brink. Then, Congressman Anthony Weiner explains what the latest health care plan has in store. Plus: the expected gay marriage vote in New Jersey; Fela Kuti and human rights day; and more holiday hosting tips.

Live Online Chat Today at 11: Your Holiday Hosting Questions Answered!

Read the Text of President Obama's Nobel Acceptance Speech Here

Guests:

Governor David A. Paterson and Congressman Anthony Weiner

Governor David Paterson on the Financial Crunch

New York's financial health continues to worsen, and Governor David Paterson has delayed payments to counties, schools, local governments and non-profit service providers until things improve. He discusses the current fiscal crisis and his plans for recovery.

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Anthony Weiner on Expanded Medicare

The latest health care plan in Washington looks to expand Medicare, but possibly at the expense of a public option. Congressman Anthony Weiner offers his take.

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Season's Eatings: The Gift of Food

The weekly series on holiday hosting continues with Tamara Reynolds and Zora O'Neill, authors of Forking Fantastic!: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party. This week: Giving Food as Gifts What's the best and worst food gift you've received? Comment below.

Listen to Last Week's Discussion on Entertaining ...

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Fela and Human Rights

Today is Human Rights Day. Kevin Mambo, actor playing Fela Kuti in the Broadway musical Fela!; and Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, talk about the day and the lessons of Fela Kuti's life. He also reacts to the President's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech today. ...

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New Jersey Marriage Equality Vote Delayed

The New Jersey same-sex marriage bill's sponsors have delayed the vote in the full senate in order to push for a hearing before the judiciary committee in the assembly. Zachary Fink, NJN News State House Correspondent, provides background on New Jersey’s marriage equality bill and discusses the vote’s

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Birthing Options

Dr. David Keefe, head of obstetrics for both Bellevue Hospital and NYU, and Elan McAllister, founder of Choices in Childbirth, discuss the birthing options for women in New York City now that the Bellevue Birth Center has closed.

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President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

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The text of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, delivered Thursday in Oslo, Norway, as provided by the White House:

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens ...

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Live Chat: Season's Eatings! Your Hosting Questions Answered

zora and tamara

The live chat is now over, but you can click on 'replay' below to read the transcript and gleam some ideas!

Our guests for the month of December are Tamara Reynolds and Zora O'Neill, ...

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