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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From the U.S. Senate to the State Legislature, 2010 is a big year for the Democratic Party in New York. Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, joins us to run down the slate of elections. Plus, how the education system has been using its allocation of stimulus dollars; the future of Photojournalism; and the Help Wanted series continues.

After Photography Slideshow: Images Discussed with Fred Ritchin

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Jay Jacobs

Stimulus Fact Check

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the stimulus plan. David Leonhardt, "Economic Scene" columnist for the New York Times, does some stimulus fact checking.

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New York Dems

It's a big year for New York Democrats. Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee, discusses the 2010 elections and and the state of the New York Democratic party.

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After Photography

Images from Haiti helped define the story of the earthquakes devastation, but what did they say about the state of photojournalism? Fred Ritchin, formerNew York Times Magazine photo editor; photography and imaging professor at NYU; director of; and author of After Photography, discusses how affordable technology ...

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Stimulus Check-In: Education Overdrawn

Michael A. Rebell, executive director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College at Columbia University examines the problems with how states have been spending stimulus money on education.

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Help Wanted: Meet Jim

Day Five of Help Wanted, The Brian Lehrer Show’s new project in which five job hunters report on the ups and downs of looking for work, introduces Jim who started and sold his own online advertising business and is looking for a new opportunity.

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Help Wanted: The Advertising Industry

So many New Yorkers work in and around the advertising industry. Dow Jones reporter Ty McMahan takes a look at the state of Madison Avenue and how online advertising has changed the industry.

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10 Questions that Count: Our Census Briefing Notes

As you may know, we here at the Brian Lehrer Show are planning to cover the 2010 census as only we can – with a crowdsourcing, interactive project. We call it “10 Questions that Count,” and we'll soon roll out a new website for your stories: about being counted, ...


After Photography: The State of Photojournalism

In his new book, After Photography, Fred Ritchin, former New York Times Magazine photo editor; photography and imaging professor at NYU and director of; discusses how affordable technology and digital manipulation have changed the world of photojournalism. Here are some sample images discussed on the BL Show 2/17/10. (Images 2-7 appear in After Photography.)

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