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Monday, April 12, 2010

If a new city proposal passes, water rates will increase almost 13%. Cas Holloway, commissioner of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection explains the hike. Plus, a theory of an impending global population crash; bike lane debates in Brooklyn; the doctors’ point of view on the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital; and the pursuit of silence.

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St. Vincent's Doctors Speak Out

St. Vincent's Hospital closed to inpatient care over the weekend and is set to shut down entirely later this month, but several of the hospital's doctors think it doesn't have to be this way. David Kaufman, private practice internist, associate director clinical research and associate ...

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Washington's Back At It

Congress returns to work today after a two week recess; a nuclear summit in DC continues the conversation over the future of US weapons stockpiles; and a Republican straw poll advances speculation over the GOP's 2012 strategy, including how Mitt Romney is trying to differentiate "Romney-care" from "Obama-care." 

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High Water

NYC Department of Environmental Protection commissioner Cas Holloway explains the nearly 13% hike in water rates and the new watershed protection guidelines.

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Brooklyn Bike Brouhaha

WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein previews the NYC Department of Transportation's Prospect Park West Traffic Calming and Protected Bicycle Path open house tonight and discusses her recent interview with Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz.

→ Listen to Andrea Bernstein's full interview with borough president Markowitz here.

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Population Crash

Some say the global population is crashing. Fred Pearce, author of the new book The Coming Population Crash: and Our Planet's Surprising Future, examines why populations change and shift.

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In Pursuit of Silence

Author George Prochnik discusses the his new book In Pursuit of Silence, in which he explores the increasingly noisy society we live in and makes a case for a quieter world.

Is silence an important part of your life? Where do you find silence in ...

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