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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Health care reform and the economy both need a jump start, but will President Obama be able to use the State of the Union speech to provide the jolt? Congressman Anthony Weiner weighs in. Also today: local New Yorkers return from Haiti to report on AIDS related health issues there, and Alex Nogales and Tony Plana look at Latinos on TV.

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Guests:

Alex Nogales, Tony Plana and Congressman Anthony Weiner

SOTU Preview

New York Times national correspondent Jackie Calmes previews tonight's State of the Union speech.

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Congressman Anthony Weiner on Healthcare and SotU

U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9th) talks about the future of health care reform and what to expect from tonight's speech.

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SOTU Open Phones: Small Business Employment

President Obama's State of the Union address will put the spotlight on small business job creation. Expected proposals include: the elimination of capital gains taxes on investments in small companies, tax credits for those employers that hire new workers and tax breaks for those that invest in new facilities and ...

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All Night Schools Hearing

The vote by the Panel for Educational Policy to close 20 underperforming city schools went through early this morning after hours of impassioned hearings. Philissa Cramer, reporter for the website GothamSchools.org, was following the proceedings and breaks down the decision.

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Haiti and HIV/AIDS

From Housing Works, Dr. Vaty Poitevien, medical director of the 13th Street Health Center, and CEO Charles King, talk about their recent trip to Haiti and on serving people with HIV/AIDS there.

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Long Term Care Issues

Executive director Betti Weimersheimer and policy advocate Karlin Mbah, both of FRIA, discuss provisions for long term care in both the national health care reform efforts and bills moving through the state legislature.

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Latinos On TV

Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and actor Tony Plana, currently on Ugly Betty, talk about how the networks are doing in their efforts to increase Latino involvement in their productions.

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