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Friday, January 29, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a grim budget – now it’s time to figure out the fallout. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer discuss how they’ll be affected. Plus: how small banks are being helped by the Obama administration; Ben Bernanke’s future; and why the New Orleans Saints are more than just a football team. Plus, your online tributes to JD Salinger and Howard Zinn.


Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Scott M. Stringer

Online Tributes: J.D. and Howard at the Pearly Gates

Yesterday we lost two cultural giants, novelist J.D. Salinger and historian Howard Zinn. We want your creative online tributes:

Right now, Salinger and Zinn are at the pearly gates. What do you think they're talking about? Post your imagined conversation below!

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Crowdsourcing Super Bowl Perks

Every year, the NFL sets aside a large number of tickets for public officials and corporations to buy at face value. And those tickets can be used to give congressmen perks. But it's not clear yet who's getting what. That's where you come in. Amanda Michel of Pro Publica discusses ...

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Of City Budget and Terror Trials

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg's budget address proposed deep cuts throughout the city. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer discuss what the cuts could really mean for their boroughs. They will also discuss reports that Mayor Bloomberg has asked that the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed ...

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SOTU Follow-Up: Small Banking Boost

In Wednesday's State of the Union address, President Obama outlined proposals to boost small bank lending. Tom Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank in Oak Ridge, NJ, discusses the potential plans.

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Following Up: A Mistaken Quote; That New Device; and Multitasking

It's not just Friday, it's follow-up Friday. First, we correct a mis-attributed quote. Then, how people from around the country may pronounce the new Apple device. And, Winifred Gallagher, author of Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, looks a little deeper into questions of multitasking and cognition. Is multitasking ...

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Future of the Fed

The Senate voted Ben Bernanke into his second four-year term as head of the Fed yesterday. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic, talks about the vote.

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Diabetes on the Rise

Dan Hurley, journalist and author of Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It, looks at the reasons behind the rise in diabetes and offers advice for dealing with it.

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Saints Matter

Most sports fans will watch the Super Bowl next weekend, but Dave Cohen, news director at WWL Radio, the flagship station of the New Orleans Saints, talks about why the team's run to the championship is about more than just football for his hometown.

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10 Questions that Count: Coming Soon!

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The Road Tour kicked off, and they’re counting in Alaska - The 2010 Census is underway! In February and March, forms will appear in mailboxes; and in April, census workers will begin rapping on ...

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Crowdsource: Who's Getting Super Bowl Perks?

Pro Publica needs the Brian Lehrer Show's help for their first annual Super Bowl Blitz, which aims to find out which members of Congress are attending this year's Super Bowl and how they got their tickets. We know the NFL sets aside a large number of tickets for public officials ...

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