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Monday, February 22, 2010

Republicans in Washington are staunchly opposed to President Obama’s health care reform plan. But what are their alternative proposals? Conservative health policy expert Jim Frogue offers some specifics. Also this morning: what you need to know about the credit card law that just went into effect. Plus: the author of the highly anticipated David Paterson stories; and how the recession is showing up at church.

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Jim Frogue

Paterson's Reelection

Governor Paterson officially announced his bid for reelection. Danny Hakim, New York Times Albany bureau chief, discusses Governor Paterson’s decision and the recent series of NYT articles Hakim has written about the governor.

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The Obama Plan

President Obama's administration officially launched their new health care plan this morning. Ceci Connolly, a senior health policy reporter at the Washington Post, tells us what it contains. The details of the president's plan are posted here.

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Credit Card Law

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act goes into effect today and writer Anya Kamenentz discusses the ramifications. Kamenentz is a staff writer for Fast Company and the author of the forthcoming book DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education.

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GOP Health

The Center for Health Transformation, founded by Newt Gingrich, proposes changes to health care. Jim Frogue, vice president and director of state policy at the Center, details more of those proposals.

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NJ Earthquake

After two small earthquakes rattled Somerset County New Jersey yesterday, Won-Young Kim, a senior research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, talks about New Jersey's seismic future.

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Prosperity Gospel

Writer Benjamin Anastas discusses his article, published in the latest issue of Harper's Magazine, about churches espousing the "prosperity gospel" during the recession.

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Help Wanted Goes On the Air

Meet Naomi, Alyson, Maryli, Ginger and Jim

Meet Naomi, Alyson, Maryli, Ginger and Jim

Well, they did it! Each of our first five Help Wanted Facebook Forum contributors spent some time getting to know Brian Lehrer and our listeners on-air. You can ...

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