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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The 30 Issues in 30 Days series continues today with a discussion on the importance of the deficit. Plus: the latest effort in New York’s push to curb soda consumption hinges on food stamps; and the ins and outs of the World Bank. 

Food Stamp of Approval

Joel Berg, executive director of the New York Coalition Against Hunger, and New York State health commissioner Dr. Richard Daines discuss the city and state proposal to bar the purchase of soda on food stamps for two years.

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Nobel Prize for Economics

Catherine Rampell, economics editor at, discusses the economics behind the Nobel Prize awarded to Peter Diamond, Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissaride.

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James Wolfensohn: A Global Life

Former president of the World Bank James D. Wolfensohn discusses his life and work, and his new book A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank.

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30 Issues: The Deficit

Nan Hayworth, Republican candidate for Congress in NY's 19th district, then Patrick Garofalo, economics researcher and blogger at the Center for American Progress, discuss the importance of the deficit in this year's midterm elections.

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Bike Lane Chaos

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer talks about his new report on all the rule-breakers.

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Food Trucks Rule

Los Angeles County is moving to hold its many food trucks and carts to the same health department rules as restaurants.  Ross Resnick, the founder of talks about food truck culture and what this might mean to LA vendors.  Listeners, do you want to know what the health department thinks of the city's foodtrucks, or would you rather just enjoy that hot dog in ignorant bliss?

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