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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It’s a day of new beginnings in New Jersey, with the inauguration of Gov. Chris Christie; and a new fiscal outlook in New York as Gov. David Paterson delivers his budget. Plus, a Haitian film school documents the earthquake's aftermath; and the latest on Haitian immigration policy.

Gov. Christie Inauguration

It's inauguration day in New Jersey, and a new administration is coming into office facing a litany of challenges. WNYC's Bob Hennelly previews the inauguration. Then, New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver previews both today's ceremony and a new legislative start.

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Albany Budget, Ethics, and Education

Governor Paterson unveils his new budget today as the conversation about ethics reform, education funding, and the fate of embattled state Senator Hiram Monserrate continues. NYS Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan and Bronx) offers his take.

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Filming the Haitian Crisis

Annie Nocenti, teacher at the Cine Institute, a film school for Haitian youth in the city of Jacmel, discusses the effect of the earthquake on the Cine students and the ways in which they are documenting the aftermath.

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Charter School Cap

With the possibility that $700 million in federal Race to the Top funds hangs in the balance, the governor, mayor, and legislature are tangling over lifting the cap on charter schools. Maura Walz, reporter at Gotham Schools.org, shares the latest as the deadline for the vote approaches.

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Temporary Protection for Haitian Immigrants

On Friday, the Obama administration extended "temporary protected status to undocumented Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. which prevents their deportation for 18 months and allows them so be legally employed. Attorney Amy Gottlieb, director of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee, and Joel Millman, ...

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Call In: Christie Inauguration

It's Day 1 of the Chris Christie Governorship in New Jersey. Tom Moran, political columnist for the Star-Ledger, discusses what he expects from the new era in Trenton.

What are your hopes and fears for the Christie era? Give us a call or comment below!

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