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Friday, July 02, 2010

Unemployment benefits are set to expire as Congress has failed to pass an extension – what does it mean for your next check? Plus, Lebron James will be looking for a new job: can the Nets or Knicks convince him to come to New York? And, Mike Pesca and Franklin Foer on the World Cup; more on the historic Guinea elections; and the future of street fairs.

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Unemployment Benefits Running Out

Extended unemployment benefits expire this week. Heather Boushey, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, talks about Congress' failure to pass an additional extension and the latest unemployment numbers.

How have you coped once your unemployment benefits run out? Tell us your unemployment expiration story!

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Follow Up Friday: Guinea's Election

Results are expected today in the Guinean election, the first democratic polling in that country after 52 years of junta rule. Nassirou Diallo, a Guinean journalist who fled the country after last year's military crackdown, and Jennifer Swift-Morgan, co-founder of Alliance Guinea, talk about Guinea's election and the crowd-sourcing work by Alliance Guinea.

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Improving Street Fairs

It's street fair season. Jonathan Bowles, director of Center for an Urban Future, Suketu Mehta, New York-based journalist and author, and Stacey Sutton, assistant professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, weigh in on how to improve the city's street fairs.

How would you improve street fairs? Or do you like them the way you are? Play street fair czar and tell us what changes you'd make!

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Cyber War Watch

Marc Ambinder, politics editor of The Atlantic, discusses the nation's cyber security threats and what the White House and Congress are doing in response.

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Pesca and Foer on the World Cup

Had they beaten Ghana, the USA would be playing this afternoon. So, why should you still care what's happening in the world cup? Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent, and Franklin Foer, editor at The New Republic, soccer fanatic, and author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, join us to discuss soccer in the USA.

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An Offer He Can't Refuse: Your Pitch to Lebron James

Mayor Bloomberg is pushing the Knicks; Jay Z is hyping the Nets. Now it's your turn! Free agency started yesterday, and both New York teams are courting basketball superstar LeBron James to come to the NYC area. It's the biggest moment in the history of NBA free agency, and both teams think this is their ticket back to bball glory. Knicks fans, Nets fans: state your case!

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