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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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