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Thursday, August 19, 2010

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is looking forward to the new school year. Hear about the city’s goals for the upcoming year and his response to this year’s dramatic drop in student achievement. Plus, the August weekly series on the book publishing industry continues with a discussion of the college market; the outgoing NY Secretary of State; Gulf seafood safety; and teenage hearing loss.

Joel Klein On The New School Year

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein looks ahead to the new school year and responds to this year’s dramatic drop in student achievement.

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Book Futures: The College Market

In the 3rd installment of our August weekly series on books and the future of the publishing industry, Michael Cader, founder of Publishers Marketplace and Publishers Lunch, discusses the changing college market.

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Open Phones: Eminent Domain to Seize Islamic Cultural Center Land?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is airing an ad in which he claims that he would "use the power of eminent domain to stop the mosque." 

Opponents of Cordoba House – would you like the state to seize the private property to halt the Islamic Center?

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NY Secretary of State Exit Interview

Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, outgoing New York Secretary of State, talks about her service with Governors Spitzer and Paterson and keys issues in the upcoming campaign.

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Teens, Can You Hear That?

Dr. Janice Trent, a doctor of audiology with the American Speech Language Hearing Association, discusses a recent JAMA study that shows an increase in hearing loss among teens.

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Gulf Seafood Safety

The shrimp season just started in the Gulf. Dr. Gina Solomon, a senior scientist with the NRDC, looks at seafood safety following the BP oil spill and calls for stricter testing of Gulf seafood. Todd Harding, general manager for the wholesale division of Lobster Place, tells us if Gulf seafood is showing up locally - and whether buyers are buying it and consumers are worried.

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Chancellor Klein Explains the School Year Start Date

The curious start date to the NYC public school year has been "the buzz of school parents" at Brian's son's school. Many parents are wondering why school starts on Wednesday, September 8th only to have the following Thursday and Friday off for the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah.

On today's show, Brian got to ask the man in charge - here's what NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein had to say:

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