Rest for the Weary

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The superintendent of a Rockland County school district has read the studies that show teenagers are sleep-deprived and wants to start high school later in the day. She talks about her plan and how it’s been received in the community. Plus, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-17th) says he might vote no on the health care reform package; Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Jr.; a conservative critic of Atlantic Yards; and the “Coffee Party.”

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Eliot Engel and Cyrus Vance, Jr.

Health Care Reform & New York State

Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel from the 17th district (parts of the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties) and author of a recent Daily News op-ed talks about what is needed in the health care bill to help New York State and ensure his vote.

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Atlantic Yards Ground Breaking

Contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's City Journal and author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street--and Washington weighs in on the Atlantic Yards development.

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The High School Sleep Tradeoff

Rockland County may soon have some very well-rested high school students. Margaret Keller-Cogan, Superintendent of Schools in Clarkstown, NY, wants to change the high school start time to accommodate teenage sleep needs and improve student well-being and performance. She is working on a proposal to move high school ...

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Women on the Front Lines

Andeisha Farid, executive director of the, Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO), and Roshaneh Zafar, founder and managing director of the Kashf Foundation, the first microfinance organization in Pakistan, on being honored by Vital Voices Global Partnership, a Washington, DC-based organization that works to ...

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Newly Elected: DA Cy Vance, Jr.

District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. discusses what's on the docket for this term, and how he looks to fill the legendary Robert Morgenthau's shoes.

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Coffee Party

National spokesperson for the new grassroots movement Phil Lawson explains the foundations of the ”Coffee Party” and what it's brewing up in reaction to the Tea Party movement.

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