Gimme Shelter

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Reducing homelessness is one of the Mayor’s top third-term priorities. Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess talks about how his agency hopes to tackle the problem in the middle of a severe budget crisis. Plus, Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA), who is leading the charge to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”; Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) on the future of health care reform; and making sure boys don’t fall behind in our educational system.


Congressman Scott Garrett, Robert Hess and Congressman Joe Sestak

Asking and Telling

Retired United States Navy Rear Admiral and current U.S. Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA 7th ) talks about the latest in Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

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Advocating for Children

New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn-18), and New York State Assembly member Barbara Clark (D-Queens-33), discuss their respective bills addressing juvenile justice and the creation of a role for child advocate.

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Garrett on Health Care & Jobs & Republicans

US Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ 5th) examines the states of health care, job creation, and the Republican party.

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Homelessness in NYC

How do you tackle homelessness during a severe budget crisis? NYC Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess discusses his agency’s priorities in the third Bloomberg term.

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Boy Problems

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Open Phones: Your Headlines Here

What stories are you following in the news that are not in the top headlines? What deserves more attention or is just unusual and interesting? Call in with your headlines, or post them here now!

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