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Thursday, December 17, 2009

State University of New York students are facing further budget cuts and possible tuition increases. SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher makes her case for why the statewide university system should be seen as an economic engine for New York. Plus, big NYC development projects may not be as easy to build as they once were; President Obama’s surge and Afghan women; climbing mountains; and holiday food traditions.

Guests:

Nancy Zimpher

Recent Developments

WNYC Reporter Matthew Schuerman reports on recent developments at development hotspots around the city: Atlantic Yards, West Harlem, Kingsbridge Armory and the Broadway Triangle. He is joined by Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. for more on the Kingsbridge project and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's Daniel ...

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Health Care Check-Up

Representative Anthony Weiner offers his take on the latest developments in health care reform, and whether progressives should give up on the bill altogether.

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Season's Eatings: Holiday Traditions

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: Holiday Traditions like Zora's famous fruitcake -- What are your family's holiday food traditions? Comment below.

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Afghan Women and the Surge

Sunita Viswanath, founder and board member of Women for Afghan Women, offers her take on the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

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SUNY Disposition

Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, advocates for the SUNY system as an economic engine for New York.

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Climbing K2: Life and Death

Ed Viesturs, the first American to climb all fourteen eight-thousand meter mountains, and one of only six to do so without oxygen, discusses his new book K2: Life & Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Broadway, 2009) and the climbing life.

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