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Friday, October 25, 2013

 Banksy's latest New York piece 'Sirens of the Lambs,' which was parked in the Meat Packing District Friday. Banksy's latest New York piece "Sirens of the Lambs," which was parked in the Meat Packing District Friday. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Problems continue to plague the Affordable Care Act's front end, from backlogs at the main portal Healthcare.gov to reports of corrupted data being sent to insurance companies. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports on the hearings taking place in Washington. Plus: New York's Jerry Saltz on what it's like to be an art critic in the middle of Banksy fever; 30 Issues takes on the role of private money in public development projects; and a conversation about climate change solutions as we reach the 1-year Sandy anniversary.

The Healthcare Tech Hearings

Problems continue to plague the online healthcare exchanges set up under Obamacare, from slow access to corrupt data being sent to insurance companies. NPR congressional reporter Ailsa Chang talks about the Congressional hearings on the troubles, and what comes next.

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Watching People Watch Banksy

British street artist Banksy is in town. Jerry Saltz, senior art critic at New York Magazine, discusses Banksy's art and the crowds flocking to view the daily installations around the city.

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30 Issues: Private Money for Public Good

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Vicki Been, director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU, and Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, discuss to what extent the city government should rely on private money for public amenities like affordable housing, more parks, and open space.

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Open Phones: An Oral History of Nostalgia

We open the phones to have you answer the simple question: What was better back in the day? It's an oral history of nostalgia, starring you. Tell us about what you think was better from a previous era, why you miss it, and whether you think it's better because of nostalgia, or because things were, empirically, better back in the day. Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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A Climate Change Roadmap

Yesterday, Brian hosted a conversation in WNYC's Greene Space, in collaboration with Marfa Dialogues/New York, on the state of climate change and the latest science and policy solutions. We play a highlight from that conversation on the different types of energy solutions, from coal to nuclear to natural gas.

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