Voting Block

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This fall, New Yorkers are scheduled to finally get new voting machines. But a coalition is suing to block their use, saying the new machines will cause the cancellation of tens of thousands of votes. What’s the problem and is there time to fix it? Plus, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan ; and former USC and current Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.



HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, discusses private funding for public housing, the Obama Administrations Recovery Act, where we'll see recovery efforts in NYC, and what electric cars might have to do with it.

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The Gassing of the Geese

Isolde Raftery, reporting for the New York Times Metro Desk, and Glenn Phillips, executive director of New York City Audubon, talk about the euthanization of 400 Prospect Park geese.

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Cancel the Voting Machines?

Wendy Weiser, counsel in The Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and Monifa Bandele, senior programs & outreach manager at The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, discuss a recent lawsuit which attempts to block the use of voting machines in New York, claiming they lead to the cancellation of tens of thousands of votes.

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Fox to the Mideast; Xinhua to the West?

Two recent stories exemplify the way in which mass media is moving in to unlikely territory. Keach Hagey, media blogger at Politico and former reporter at The National, an english-language paper based in Abu Dahbi, discusses what we do and don't know about reports that Saudi Prince Alwaleed is teaming with Fox to start a mideast news channel. And Christina Larson, editor at Foreign Policy and fellow at the New America Foundation dicusses Xinhua, one of China's main state-run media outlets, and their efforts to expand in the US and around the world.

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The (L)only Child

Lauren Sandler, journalist, and author of this week's Time magazine cover story "One and Done" discusses the myths about only children as more parents decide to have only one child.

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Pete Carroll on Life and Football

Pete Carroll, former football coach of the New York Jets and the USC Trojans and new coach of the Seattle Seahawks, discusses the role of money in college sports, what he learned from his tenure in New York, his approach to coaching and leadership, and lessons from his new book, WIN FOREVER: Live, Work and Play like a Champion.

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