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Monday, December 14, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg is at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen today. Stephen Hammer, director of the Urban Energy Program at Columbia University's Center for Energy talks about the stakes for New York City. Plus, human behavior and climate change; OCSF Commissioner Gladys Carrión on juvenile justice; Senate majority leader Pedro Espada, Jr.; and the season for smart movies.


Gladys Carrion, Stephen Hammer and Pedro Espada, Jr.

The Majority Leader

New York State Senate Majority Leader (D-33rd, Bronx) Pedro Espada, Jr. talks about the state’s fiscal situation and responds to Gov. David Paterson’s criticism of him over the budget crisis stalemate.

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Climate Change: People and Cities

Many of the world’s mayors, including NYC’s Mike Bloomberg, are participating in the Mayors’ Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen this week. Stephen Hammer, director of the Urban Energy Program at Columbia University's Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, talks about what are they hoping to accomplish ...

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Uncommon Resolutions: Reaching Your Financial Goals

Your Uncommon Economic Indicators launched one year ago. This month we’re looking for your uncommon economic resolutions. Jane Bryant Quinn, personal finance commentator and the author of the forthcoming Making the Most of Your Money Now: The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy (Simon & ...

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Health Care and Financial Services Battle Lines

The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the continuing wrangling for votes on health care reform, and the President's meeting later today with financial industry leaders.

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Charting a New Course for Juvenile Justice

The Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice presents its findings and proposed changes to Governor Paterson today. Task Force chair Jeremy Travis, president of CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Gladys Carrion, commissioner of New York State's Office of Children and Family Services discuss the report ...

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Smart Movies

It's the season for smart movies. But why do the studios pack serious movies into the last weeks of the year? New York Times business columnist and media reporter David Carr and Slate's film critic, Dana Stevens, weigh in on this year's smart movie season and discuss some ...

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