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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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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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