Making the Cut

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Friday, July 16, 2010

The petition deadline for candidates to get on the New York State ballot in time for the primaries was yesterday. WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah discuss who will likely make the cut. Plus, a presidential candidate in Uganda on the recent bombing there; Obama’s HIV/AIDS reduction plan; and taking care of street trees.

Wall Street Fix

Congress passed the financial reform package yesterday afternoon. Kathryn Wylde, president & CEO of the Partnership for New York City, and Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, talk about what the new regulations will mean for Wall St & New York City.

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New York State Campaign Update

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about who might be on the New York State ballot this fall -- and what we know about their campaign finances.


Following Up: Sheppard's Style; Old Timey Speech; Bumper Rules

Legendary announcer Bob Sheppard is being honored at Yankee Stadium today. We follow up on a particular quirk in his delivery. Ben Zimmer, writer of the "On Language" column in the NY Times Magazine, talks about Sheppard's voice and why people spoke so differently way back when. Plus, did Ronald Reagan really make your car's bumper less effective?

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Ugandan Violence

Olara Otunnu, president of the LBL Foundation for Children and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and candidate for president in Uganda, talks about the recent bombings in his country.

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Obama's HIV/AIDS Plan

Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for The Washington Post talks about President Obama's plan to reduce HIV infections by 25% by 2015. And Christine Campbell, vice president for national advocacy and organizing at Housing Works, discusses why Housing Works is disappointed with the plan.

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Street Trees, E-Waste, and You

Sam Bishop, educational director of TreesNY, discusses the city's policies when it comes to street trees and Christine Datz-Romero, co-founder and executive director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, talks about how to care for street trees in New York City, and how to correctly dispose of your electronic waste .

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