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Friday, February 12, 2010

Being snowed in together in D.C. might have been the perfect recipe for actual cooperation. After the recent D.C. blizzard, Senate leaders emerged with a new Jobs Bill that has bipartisan support. Plus: what another City Council scandal says about the structures of local government. And, the Help Wanted project, day two: our second listener report on the search for a new job.

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A Bipartisan Jobs Bill?

Yesterday two Senators from either side of the aisle proposed a jobs bill, but Democrats decided to move forward with a smaller-scale proposal. John Stanton, reporter for Congressional Quarterly, reveals the details of the bill and assesses the state of bipartisanship.

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NJ Budget Freeze

Yesterday Governor Christie announced severe budget cutbacks he says are needed to avoid "financial disaster." New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, (D-3rd), discusses what the freeze to school aid, cuts to New Jersey transit, and other measures mean for the Garden State's residents.

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Camera Shy?

Phone calls on Skype are at an all-time high, but some say callers are still uncomfortable with face-to-face video conversations. Peter Rojas, co-founder of, talks about this intimate form of technology.

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City Council Scandal

Former state legislator and current City Councilman Larry Seabrook was indicted on 13 corruption charges earlier this week. Gerson Borrero, columnist at El Diario La Prensa and, and David Yassky, former city councilman of the 33rd District, discuss ...

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Help Wanted: Meet Maryli

The Brian Lehrer Show has just launched Help Wanted, a new project in which five job hunters report on the ups and downs of looking for work. Today, meet Maryli, an environmental educator who used to work for the city government.

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Help Wanted: Greening Your Next Job

Steve Ritz, teacher at the Bronx's Discovery High School, talks about his work with some of the youngest green jobs trainees in the city.

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Valentine's Day Poems

It's V-day this weekend. Complete the classic Valentine's Day poem to your sweetheart, a celebrity, your favorite politician, or anyone else!

Roses are red... Violets are blue... Complete the last two lines below!

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