Water Permit Meltdown

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A simple water permit could be the final blow that closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Get the latest with New York Times reporter David Halbfinger. Plus: the WNYC culture department’s new Know Your Neighbor project; a modern look at love; and activist Frances Fox Piven reflects on how her 1970s anti-poverty work is viewed today.

Indian Point

New York Times Metro political reporter David Halbfinger discusses New York's recent decision to deny the Indian Point power plant a water permit.


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A Place for Black Conservatives

Lenny McAllister, contributor to multiple sites including The Root, The Daily Caller, Hip Hop Republican, and author of Diary of a Mad Black PYC (Proud Young Conservative), on why black conservatives aren't joining the Tea Party Movement.

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Get To Know Your Neighbor

A little voyeurism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. WNYC culture reporter Jennifer Hsu and Samuel Menashe, first living American poet to have his work published by the Library of America, discuss the WNYC Culture department's Know Your Neighbor project.

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Frances Fox Piven, activist and professor at the City University of New York and former president of the American Sociological Association, and Barbara Ehrenreich, writer, journalist, activist, and author of Nickel & Dimed, talk about the 1970's anti-poverty activism now referred to by Glenn Beck and others as the "Cloward-Piven Strategy."

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Unlikely Happiness

Laura Munson expands on her NYT "Modern Love" column about sticking with her husband after he announced, "I don't love you anymore" in her memoir, This Is Not the Story You Think It Is...A Season of Unlikely Happiness.

Event: Laura Munson will read at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble April 6th (150 East 86th Street at Lexington) at 7PM.

Got a similar story? Tell us your tale of sticking with someone through thick and thin, and whether it paid off. Comment below!

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 3/31/10

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 3/31/10.

Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm!

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