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Thursday, January 07, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson said this is a “winter of reckoning” in the state of the state speech yesterday. Hear State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli react to the speech and offer his take on the state’s financial health. Plus, reactions to the speech from State Senator Bill Perkins (D-30) and former republican candidate for Governor Jon Faso; national politics with USA Today’s Susan Page; and a report from Alaska where the 2010 U.S. Census begins this month.


Tom DiNapoli, Jon Faso, Susan Page and Bill Perkins

"State of State" Reaction

Bill Perkins, New York State Senator (D-30th, Harlem), and John Faso, former state assembly minority leader, offer reaction to yesterday's State of the State Address.

More State of State Information: Listen to the Speech | Watch the Full Address |

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DiNapoli on State Finances

Governor Paterson is asking for significant cuts across the board. New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli offers his reaction to the State of the State Address and the financial crunch.

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Substitute Teacher Training

Carolyn Bucior, author of recent New York Times article, discusses substitute teachers and their training (or lack there-of).

Do you have experience substituting? Give us a call or comment below!

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Susan Page On Washington's Week

From health care to homeland security to a number of high-profile Democratic resignations, Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, talks about the week's political news out of Washington, DC.

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10 Questions that Count: Alaska First

Throughout the year, the Brian Lehrer Show will be covering the 2010 census and what it means for the New York region. Valerie Lapinski, the BL Show's census editor, is in Alaska where polling begins ahead of the rest of the country. She checks in from Sitka to discuss the ...

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Applying Government Data

New York City has opened up much of its government data for developers to create mobile phone applications in the Big Apps Contest. Voting for the contest ends today, and Brandon Kessler of ChallengePost discusses some of the submissions and why more and more cities are making their data available.

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Bad Parent: Ambivalent Parenting

The "Bad Parent" column on the parenting website delves into the unspoken realities of being a parent. Rufus Griscom, founder of, starts his weekly January visits with a taboo-smashing discussion about ambivalent parenting.

Were you ambivalent about becoming a parent? Do you resent your ...

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