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Friday, July 23, 2010

Most New Yorkers wouldn’t think of jumping in the local waterways to cool off this weekend. Roland Lewis, president of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, discusses how he hopes to reclaim the city’s waterways and waterfronts. Plus Congressman Anthony Weiner on financial regulation; how much looks plays into hiring practices; and the state of hyper-local blogging.

Rangel's Ethics

WNYC political reporter, Azi Paybarah, and Capitol Hill bureau chief for Politics Daily, Patricia M. Murphy, talk about what Representative Charlie Rangel's (D-NY) trial before the House ethics committee means for his district and his party.

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Anthony Weiner on Financial Reform and Energy Bill

The House passed an energy bill last year, and yesterday the Senate abandoned their version. U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (Democrat, District 9) weighs in on this and other Congressional news.

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Water Front and Center

Roland Lewis, president of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, talks about plans for waterfront access and development and City of Water Day on July 24th.

How do you use the waterfront in NYC or NJ? Tell us about your connection to the water here!

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Beauty Works

In a struggling economy with more people competing for the same jobs, how much does the "beauty premium" matter? Jessica Bennett, senior writer at Newsweek, explores the effects of physical attractiveness in the Newsweek special report "The Beauty Advantage".

Tell us what you think about the role of looks in the workplace. Do you think attractiveness is ever a disadvantage? How much do you think it matters when you're job-hunting? Leave your comment below!

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Hyper-local Blogging

Liz George, owner and editor of, and Justin Peters, managing editor for the Columbia Journalism Review website, talk about the successes, failures, and future of hyper-local blogging.

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Following Up: Tarballs on Beaches and Cheerleading as a Sport?

It's not just Friday, it's Follow-Up-Friday! Lisa Maatz, director of public policy and government relations at AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women), follows up on the ruling by a judge that Cheerleading does not fulfill Quinnipiac University's Title IX obligations. Then, Thomas Shirley, Endowed Chair of Biodiversity and Conservation Science at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, follows up on some comments we received about tar balls on beaches around the gulf and elsewhere.

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