Laying Down Roots

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Village Voice's Wayne Barrett is among the growing number calling for Governor Paterson to step down. He explains why. Also today: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on tracing the family histories of notable Americans, from Stephen Colbert to Yo-Yo Ma. And Jackie Calmes offers analysis of yesterday’s bipartisan health care reform summit in Washington; and the curling craze in New York and New Jersey.

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Wayne Barrett and Jackie Calmes

Bipartisan Summitry

Jackie Calmes, New York Times national correspondent, reports on Thursday's bipartisan White House summit and the prospects for health care reform.

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The Governor's Future

Democratic officials are telling The Associated Press that Gov. David Paterson is not seeking election. Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, says Governor Paterson should step down. Then Bill Perkins, New York State Senator (D-30th, Harlem), offers his perspective.

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Tracing Roots

Editor-in-chief of The Root, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores family histories of 12 famous Americans in his new PBS series, Faces of America.

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Local Curling

The Vancouver Games have turned a spotlight on the sport of curling. Dean Gemmell, the president of Plainfield Curling Club in South Plainfield, NJ, and Jeff Lesuk, President of the Ardsley Curling Club in Westchester County, talk about the local curling scene and what the Olympic buzz has ...

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Plato's Podcasts: Bion & the Wisdom of Changing Your Mind

Mark Vernon, writer, journalist, broadcaster, academic, former priest, and the author of Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living, talks about Bion of Borysthenes and the belief that there's wisdom in changing your mind. Plus, the advice that philosopher might give today.

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10 Questions that Count: From the Archives

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BL Show Winter Mixtape

It's a snow day, it's cold outside, and it's time to listen to some good winter music. We want your ideas for your favorite snow or winter songs - tracks that are good for curling up inside or trudging through the slush.


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