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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The health care bill has been passed and signed. Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of health initiatives at the Community Service Society, explain how health care in NY and NJ will change as a result. Plus, questions 4-7 on the U.S. Census form; why women of color have very little wealth; and nudity in art.

Just Launched! "10 Questions That Count" Census Home Page

Guests:

Elisabeth Benjamin and Greg David

Online Project: Write a Biden Health Reform Haiku

Haiku, as you may know, is a 5-7-5 form of poetry: five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables. Biden’s r-rated health reform headline from yesterday happens to contain seven syllables:

Biden speaking to the President: “This is a big ----ing deal.”

So we want you to use that as ...

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Healthcare NY and NJ

Now that President Obama has signed the new health care reform bill into law, what does it mean for people from New York and New Jersey? Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health ...

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Google leaves China

Associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia, Siva Vaidhyanathan, talks about Google pulling out of China to detour around censorship restrictions.

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Connecting Climate Change and Poverty

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, talks about the developing world and global warming.

Event: Jeffrey Sachs will take part in the global conference "State of the Planet: 2010" on Thursday, March 25. Register here.

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Census: Name, Number, Sex, Age

Questions 4-7 on the U.S. Census ask you for your telephone number, name, age, sex, and birth date. Some are reluctant to give up this information. D'Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center, explains what they actually use that information for and what the answers to those ...

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The Wealth Gap

For every dollar of wealth held by their male counterparts, women of color have one small penny. Mariko Chang, author of a new report from Insight, the Center for Community Economic Development, discusses her research on the racial and gender wealth gap.

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Exhibitionist Exhibits

WNYC Arts & Culture contributor Carolina Miranda describes the many live nudes in performance art around the city and the city's reaction to them.

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