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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The President offered his take on the Gulf Coast oil spill – now it’s your turn. Plus, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews provides his analysis. Plus, how Governor Paterson is trimming the budget week-by-week; women’s slow but steady progress throughout the world; and the Immigrant World Cup continues with a celebration of French and Mexican New York.

Obama's Oil Spill Oval Office Address

Brian Lehrer breaks down last night's Oval Office address on BP with today's guest host Andrea Bernstein and Chris Matthews, host of Hardball on MSNBC and the new documentary Rise of the New Right.

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Obama's Oval Office Address: Your Reaction

Weigh in with your thoughts on the President's Oval Office address about the worst environmental disaster in US history. Alex Wagner, White House Correspondent for Politics Daily, offers her take. Plus, Wesley Warren, the National Resources Defense Council’s director of programs, breaks down the state of climate change legislation and the specifics of what the President was prioritizing last night.

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Death for Dummies

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New York Budget Cuts

Frank Mauro, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, talks about the cuts to the New York State budget. Plus, Cindy Rodriguez, WNYC reporter, discusses the cuts to mental health and human services included in the most recent extender bill.

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Women Rule

Hanna Rosin, contributing editor to The Atlantic, talks about how women are taking over in the workforce and are gaining power all over the world.

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Immigrant World Cup: France and Mexico

Throughout the World Cup, we'll select random matchups and hear from New Yorkers from each country, celebrating their community in food, music, and other areas. Today: Mexico vs. France.

Are you Mexican or French? Celebrate your food, music, culture, natural beauty, or anything. Your team may not win on the field, but can be tops in the Immigrant World Cup!

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Brian Lehrer's Web Video Picks: 6/16/10

Brian Lehrer's video picks for the week of 6/16/10.

Be sure to tune in to Brian on CUNY TV each Wednesday at 7:30pm

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