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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wall Street made record profits last year and this year's bonuses are substantially higher than a year ago. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli details the windfall on Wall Street from his new report out this morning. Plus, New York Times contributing writer Judith Warner talks about her new book We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication; the politics of the U.S. Census; and Congressman Scott Murphy (D-NY-20).

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Thomas DiNapoli, Scott Murphy and Judith Warner

Murphy on Afghanistan, Health Care, and More

The Congressman who replaced Kirsten Gillibrand in last year’s special election has just returned from Afghanistan. Congressman Scott Murphy (D-NY20) shares details about his recent visit to the war-torn country. He also discusses health care, the economy, and Washington's partisan gridlock.

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ACORN By Any Other Name

ACORN is reorganizing. Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of the monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy City Hall, and Ben Smith, senior political writer for, discuss the reorganization of the beleaguered anti-poverty group ACORN.

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Bonus Time

The New York State Office of the State Comptroller released its annual Wall Street bonus report. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reveals what’s inside the report.

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Why the Census Divides Us

Why is the census such a politically contentious endeavor? Amy Sullivan, contributing writer for Time magazine answers that question.

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We All Have Issues

New York Times and New York Times Magazine contributing writer Judith Warner, argues that the assumption that kids are over-diagnosed and over-medicalized for mental health disorders is potentially very destructive. She discusses her new book We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication.

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Connecticut Senate Candidates

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Connecticut's state flag

The 2010 Senatorial race in Connecticut to replace Chris Dodd's seat is one we'll be watching closely. Already we've interviewed all four major candidates. Listen here and judge for yourself.


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10 Questions That Count

10 Questions that Count: On The Air

In early March we'll officially launch our '10 Questions that Count' census project, but for now we're getting ready, blogging about some of the preparations and doing a few on-air segments. Here are the census-related conversations that have already aired.

+Series: Five Census Myths Each day during the first week ...


10 Questions that Count: We Have a Logo!

The Brian Lehrer Show team is plugging away behind the scenes to get the 10 Questions that Count census project up and running. We've done some programming already, the website will be launched in the next few weeks, and the project begins in earnest in mid-March, around the time that ...


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