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Monday, February 15, 2010

After 34 years as Manhattan District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau recently retired. He discusses his career, and weighs in on the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Plus, Ron Brownstein on this week's Washington to-do list; former US figure-skating team member Katrina Hacker on Olympic-level pressure; and the Help Wanted series continues with Alyson and her search for a new fashion-industry job.

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Guests:

Alyson, Ron Brownstein, Katrina Hacker and Robert Morgenthau

Washington Digs Out

The Political Director at Atlantic Media as well as columnist for National Journal, Ron Brownstein discusses what's at the top of Washington's to-do list this week.

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What Do We Owe Public Employees?

In New York and New Jersey Governor's Paterson and Christie have highlighted the tremendous pressure pensions and public employee contracts put on the state budget. Robert Master, Northeast legislative and political director for the Communications Workers of America and EJ McMahon, senior fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies ...

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Olympic Dreams

The Olympics aren't all fun and games; they can exact a serious psychological and emotional toll on young athletes. Dr. Jordan Metzl, co-founder and medical director of the Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Institute for Young Athletes and author of The Young Athlete: A Sports Doctor's ...

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Morgenthau's Exit Interview

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau looks back on 34 years in office, and weighs in on the debate surrounding the trial of 9/11 suspect Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; and discusses a “friend of the court” brief he recently signed, backed by 62 prosecutors who are calling for more ...

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Help Wanted: Meet Alyson

The Brian Lehrer Show continues its new project Help Wanted, in which five job hunters report on the ups and downs of looking for work. Today, meet Alyson, a fashion designer looking for a new job.

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Help Wanted: Skills Recession

The Center for an Urban Future recently released a report about New Yorkers lacking the skills to compete in today's industry. The center's director, Jonathan Bowles and executive director of the Workplace Strategy Center Julian Alssid talk about the "skills recession" and a need to invest ...

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