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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tune in for more on the situation in Haiti, following yesterday's earthquake. Plus, the financial crisis commission begins hearings today, with the CEOs of major banks facing questioning on just how we arrived at the current economic situation. What question would you ask? And: Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on rebuilding our infrastructure; then Google and China.

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Ed Rendell

Haiti Earthquake

Yesterday's devastating earthquake in Haiti is the latest disaster to befall the country. We take calls from Haitians in the area and hear from guests, including Garry Pierre-Pierre, editor-publisher of The Haitian Times, host of the show “Independent Sources” on CUNY TV; Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the UN's ...

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Infrastructure Matters

Steven C.F. Anderson, founder and managing director of InfrastructureUSA , a website seeking to start a national online dialog about America's civil infrastructure, and Edward G. Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania (D) and co-founder of the infrastructure coalition Building America’s Future, talk about the need for upgrading U.S. civil ...

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How We Got Here

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission begins hearings today, where the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America are expected to answer questions about how we arrived at the current economic situation. Business Week's Diane Brady reflects on what we've learned during the first hours of ...

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More on Haiti

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-11th, Brooklyn) talks about the response to the Haitian disaster in Brooklyn and Washington.

Then Georgia Popplewell, managing director for Global Voices, talks about social media coming out of Haiti.

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Google and China

Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia, talks about Google's threats to pull out of China.

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