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Thursday, February 04, 2010

As Haiti slips from the headlines, Garry Pierre-Pierre joins us to look at the relief so far, including a discussion of how gender has factored into the efforts and a survey of the emotional toll being felt by Haitian Americans. Plus, Commander Beth Coye, a retired naval officer, on her experiences with "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"; and we kick off our February weekly series with Larry Levy on politics and the suburbs.

Senior Producer Megan Ryan has a daughter, Maesie! We need your suggestions for songs about Maesies. Add Them Here!

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Guests:

Beth Coye, Lawrence Levy and Garry Pierre-Pierre

Eyes Turn Away from Haiti

The initial wave of media attention around the Haiti earthquake has subsided. Garry Pierre-Pierre, editor-publisher of The Haitian Times and host of the show Independent Sources on CUNY TV talks about the latest on the relief efforts and how the Haitian American community continues to ...

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Meet Your Councilmember: Karen Koslowitz

Recently elected Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz talks about her position representing District 29 in Queens.

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Politics and the Suburbs: The Big Picture

Our February weekly series starts today: Politics and the Suburbs with Larry Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University.
Today's topic: The Big Picture: How the suburbs influence national politics and the 2010 elections.

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Gay Women & DADT

Commander Beth Coye, author of My Navy Too, discusses how gay women in the military are affected by the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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Looking Ahead

If predictions are correct and the U.S. population explodes over the next few decades, the country may undergo some major changes. Joel Kotkin, Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, talks about his new book, The Next Hundred Million: America In 2050, and his ...

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Maesie Songs?

Yesterday, February 3rd, our Senior Producer Megan Ryan gave birth to a baby girl - Measie Ryan Strauss! We couldn't find that many songs about Maesies (or Maisies, or Mayzies, or Maisys), at least any good ones.

The Theme to The Cartoon Maisy Mouse

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