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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New York City is trying to be more senior-friendly, but how much can urban planners do to make aging in the big city a smoother process?Plus, Reuters economic reporter Felix Salmon on financial reform in the UK and in the U.S. and whether London or NYC holds the keys; and essayist Sloane Crosley.

What Financial Reform Means for Both Sides of the Pond

Finance blogger for Reuters Felix Salmon and Bloomberg Business Week's Roben Farzad discuss fiscal reform in both the US and UK, the dynamics between the countries' finance industries, and whether London or NYC have a stronger financial future.

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Budget Buster

Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, discusses why the unemployment extension bill doesn't include the FMAP funding New York and other states were counting on.

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Bear Bells and Bad Roommates

Sloane Crosley, author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake, looks at contemporary life in New York (and Alaska) in her new book of essays, How Did You Get This Number (Riverhead Hardcover, 2010.)

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Of Shirley Sherrod and Edited YouTube Clips

Washington Post political reporter Krissah Thompson discusses the case of Shirley Sherrod, Agriculture Department employee who was fired for racially tinged comments that appeared in a video posted online. The Agriculture Department is now reconsidering the firing after revelations that the original video was edited and possibly misleading.

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Senior-Friendly City

Linda Gibbs, deputy mayor for Health and Human Services, talks about the city's initiative to make the Upper West Side and East Harlem more accomodating to senior citizens' needs.

The New York Academy of Medicine has several maps online showing where seniors live, the most convenient transportation, and the poverty rates for the elderly in New York City. Take a look, and tell us what you notice.

And tell us what New York City life is like for you if you're a senior citizen, and what could be done to make it better.

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