Bursting the Bubble

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Monday, September 27, 2010

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a debate about the causes of the housing bubble: did Andrew Cuomo help create it? Plus: Legislation currently in Congress could lead to cuts for Food stamps; the founder of Facebook has given $100 million dollars to Newark Schools; author P. J. O'Rourke has a message on voting; and a program and contest for artists to exhibit their work at locations throughout the city.

Food Stamp Cuts

Aine Duggan, vice president for research policy and education at Food Bank NYC, talks about how the child nutrition bill wending its way through Congress will impact food stamp benefits.

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The Social Education Network

Nancy Solomon, independent reporter and producer of the Peabody Award-winning radio documentary "Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students"  talks about Facebook's $100 million pledge to help Newark schools.

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P.J. O'Rourke's Take

In his new book, Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards, P. J. O'Rourke turns his scathing wit to the economic crisis, health care reform and electoral politics. 

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30 Issues: The Government's Role in Home Ownership

The sub-prime mortgage crisis and the ensuing debate over the proper role of government in promoting home ownership raise questions about the involvement Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo may have had, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, in getting the bubble going.  Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Wayne Barrett, senior editor at The Village Voice, and Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, look at various aspects of the issue.

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Emerging Artists Curate NYC

Full Spectrum has teamed up with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to produce Curate NYC, a program and contest for emerging artists to show their work at locations throughout the city.  Full Spectrum co-founders Brian Tate and Danny Simmons preview the exhibition, which will take place October 21-31.

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