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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Labor activist Jonathan Tasini thinks Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is too close to Wall Street bankers. Hear about his run to unseat the junior senator from New York. Plus, NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants ‘member item’ requests to be public; and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael Cestero on the future of affordable housing in New York; and writing a play about divorce.

Jonathan Tasini: Wall Street Critic

Labor activist Jonathan Tasini, who is challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for the Democratic nomination for Senate, comments on the Goldman Sachs testimony and his run to unseat Sen. Gillibrand.

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Firms and Your Best Interest

Barbara Kiviat, staff writer at Time and contributor to the Curios Capitalist blog discusses responsibility in the financial sector. Yesterday Susan Collins asked if Goldman Sachs and other firms had a duty to keep their clients' "best interest" in mind. What do you think?

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Member Item Transparency

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants the City Council to post all their requests for "member items" to his office's Open Government NYC website.  Andrew Rasiej, founder of Personal Democracy Forum, joins him to talk about the web's role in making government more transparent.

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HPD Commissioner Cestero: Affordable Housing

Rafael Cestero, commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Ron Moelisco-founder and vice chairman of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) and CEO of L+M Development Partners, talk about the NYS Affordable Housing conference and strategies for producing affordable housing in a dramatically different economic environment

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Supreme Court Watching

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of Double X, looks at recent arguments in cases dealing with privacy and genetically engineered seeds.

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D-I-V-O-R-C-E

A new production by the the investigative theater company The Civilians explores questions of divorce and its effects. Jennifer Morris and Matt Maher  talk about their new work-in-progress, You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce.

→ WNYC Culture and The Civilians want you to contribute to the production. Add your story here!

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