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Friday, March 19, 2010

The House is set to vote on health reform this weekend. New York Times columnists David Brooks and Gail Collins discuss the messy politics around the final push for this legislation. And, day laborers from New York are marching en masse to Washington D.C. Hear what they want from Congress. Plus, modifications to No Child Left Behind; taking advantage of cutting-edge medicine; and Ben Zimmer on language.

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David Brooks, Gail Collins and Ben Zimmer

The Bipartisan Effort on Healthcare

New York Times columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks preview the upcoming vote on health care reform this weekend and discuss the messy business of lawmaking in this country today.

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Walking for Day Laborer Rights

Nadia Marin-Molina of the Workplace Project discusses the 300 New York area day laborers marching to Washington, DC, to take part in March for America, a national rally calling for immigration reform. One of the marchers, Long Island day laborer Saúl Linares, calls in from the ...

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Could a Census Boycott Help Immigrants?

Chairman of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders Reverend Miguel Rivera explains why his organization discourages undocumented immigrants from participating in the Census.

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No Child Left Behind 2.0

Policy analyst with the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation, Jennifer Cohen, talks about the changes to No Child Left Behind and the student loan modifications attached to the health care bill.

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Wired for Medicine

Executive editor of Wired Magazine Thomas Goetz tells us how to take advantage of cutting edge medical science in his new book The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine.

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Talking about Language

Linguist, lexicographer and the new "On Language" columnist for the New York Times Magazine, Ben Zimmer, talks about the latest in political language and about how he'll approach taking over for the late William Safire, the founder of the "On Language" column.

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