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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The first startling images from the Gulf have driven home the fact that there is a serious environmental cleanup task ahead for BP, the US government, and local communities. Is enough being done to get the oil off the beaches and protect local wildlife? Plus, the US and UK are trading insecurity: BP’s troubles in Louisiana are shaking the British economy, and European debt concerns are creating fears here at home. Also today: “Your Anecdotal Census” takes on Fairfield County, CT.

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Sticky Situation

Bryan Walsh, staff writer for Time Magazine, talks about the oil spill cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast. Joining him will be Tom MacKenzie, spokesman for the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to talk about physically finding and cleaning birds covered in oil.

Video: Cleaning an Oil-Soaked Bird

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BP, Britain, and the Eurozone

John Authers, global editor of Lex, the flagship daily opinion column of the Financial Times, on how BP's troubles are playing back in England, and how England's troubles are playing here in the US.

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Souter Shoots Back

Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, lecturer at Yale Law School, and author of Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before The Supreme Court's Ruling, discusses David Souter's recent graduation address at Harvard Law School.

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Your Anecdotal Census: Fairfield County

Floyd Lapp, executive director of the South Western Regional Planning Agency (serving Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, Weston and Westport), on how the demographics have changed the region since 2000. Later, president & CEO of the Fairfield County Community Foundation Susan Ross discusses achievement gap and other inequalities affecting low income populations living within a high income area.

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Open Phones: 11th Census Question Roulette

The U.S. Census asks 10 questions that try to capture the demographics of our communities. But there are millions of other stories to tell about who we are. So, we've been asking you to come up with an 11th question - a question that you think would get the real stories of our communities. Listeners have submitted hundreds of 11th questions. Check them out here.

Listeners: Call in and answer your fellow listeners' 11th questions. 212-433-WNYC (9692)

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