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Friday, December 18, 2009

President Obama is in Copenhagen, and the climate change negotiations may hinge on how much emissions oversight China will agree to. Washington Post environmental reporter David Fahrenthold has the latest; and Lucia Green-Weiskel, at the summit, works in Beijing on emissions verification issues. Also: rewriting the diagnostic manual for mental illness; math at local community colleges; and your reasons to love NYC.

Check out a map of the holiday markets happening this weekend!

Guests:

David Fahrenthold and Lucia Green-Weiskel

Copenhagen Consensus?

President Obama is in Copenhagen to persuade the world’s countries to sign on to climate change legislation. One of the main sticking points is China’s reluctance to agree to emissions verification. David Fahrenthold from the Washington Post has the latest developments. Lucia Green-Weiskel, project manager at the

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Mental Illness by the Book

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is commonly known as the “bible” of psychiatry. Christopher Lane, Northwestern University English literature professor and author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, discusses the controversy around revising this manual.

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More Reasons to Love NYC

In spite of a challenging year, there are still plenty of reasons to love our great city. From Gail Collins to graffiti, New York Magazine senior editor David Haskell, shares some of those reasons.

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Losing Section 8 Vouchers

City officials announced yesterday that, due to budget cuts and rising demand, no more Section 8 housing vouchers were available and they would revoke about 3000 that have not been fully utilized. Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn City Councilman and Public Advocate-elect, objects to the New York City Housing Authority decision.

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Math Class

Community colleges can be key for those seeking to escape low wage jobs -- but passing math requirements can be a big challenge. Beth Fertig, WNYC reporter and author of Why cant U teach me 2 read?, followed LaGuardia Community College professor Jorge A. Perez’ remedial algebra class this ...

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Holiday Markets

It's not too late. There are plenty of craft markets open this weekend for pre-holiday shopping. Hear about several and call in with your own while New Amsterdam Market director Robert LaValva talks about his attempt to revive the food markets of old.

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Last-Minute Markets Map

On the Brian Lehrer Show Friday, December 8th, we take a look at holiday markets around the city. Check out the map below for some market's around the city we've identified:


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