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Friday, August 27, 2010

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is in the middle of a campaign to keep her job. Hear Representative Maloney and her challenger, Reshma Saujani, discuss their Democratic primary election bids. Plus, a look at the health of the U.S. economy; getting vested in the NYC pension plans; and a guide to local gardens.

Double Dip Looming?

Ross DeVol, executive director of economic research at the Milken Institute, thinks we can be optimistic about the U.S. economy. Then, Heidi Moore, a financial journalist in New York City and former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, preview Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke's speech and discuss the latest economic news.

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FEMA Five Years After Katrina

Ed O'Keefe, Federal Eye blogger with The Washington Post, discusses the state of FEMA in the post-Katrina era, and why Michael "Brownie" Brown thinks he was the fall guy.

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Turf Battle

Patrick Arden, an investigative reporter for City Limits Magazine, reports on the city's use of artificial turf and if it's working as planned to save money.

Do you use any of the 204 artificial turf fields in NYC? What about these fields makes them better or worse than natural grass fields?

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Primary Season: NY's 14th Congressional District

Carolyn Maloney, current Congresswoman running for the Democratic party's nomination in this September's primary, and opponent Reshma Saujani talk about their campaigns.

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Getting Vested in NYC

Charles Brecher, research director at the Citizens Budget Commission and professor of public administration at NYU, discusses the process of getting vested in New York City pension plans, and how that affects city council term limits.

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Your Community Gardens: A Guide

Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, co-authors of Garden Guide: New York City, discuss how the city has greened over the past 10 years - and your role in it.  They also take us through some of their local favorites.

Listeners: What is your favorite local garden, and what makes it special? 

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