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Bowe Bergdahl; Manhattan Boro President; Child Free by Choice

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer discusses her proposal to protect small storefront businesses; the decision not to have children; a look at the Bowe Bergdahl case.
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'I'd Love My Children, But I Wouldn't Love My Life'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Meghan Daum, the editor of a new essay collection on foregoing parenthood, lays out the reasons to not have kids. Some hate loud, wet babies. For others, it's an existential problem.
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Albany Makes a Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lawmakers in Albany have announced a budget deal. Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind discusses the details of the deal, including what's missing and what made it in. 
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Realpolitik in the Middle East

Monday, March 30, 2015

Between ISIS, Yemen and Iran, Pres. Obama has his hands full of conflicting interests in the Middle East. Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses the president's political strategy in the region.
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Bowe Bergdahl: Deserter, Victim, Hero

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dan Lamothe discusses Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who slipped away from his patrol base in Afghanistan, held in captivity for five years & is now being charged with desertion.
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Manhattan Boro President on Saving the "Storefronters"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, talks about her proposal to protect Manhattan's small retail storefront businesses.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Nation Magazine, Des Bishop & Eva Moskowitz

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: The Nation's 150th Anniversary (First) | Comedian Des Bishop (Starts at 27:14) | Eva Moskowitz (Starts at 42:10)
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Too Many (Medical) Tests

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dartmouth's Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues that the real problem with health care isn't that people get too little, but too much that's of little value.
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FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.
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Catching Up With Rep. Jeffries

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries talks about his recent bi-partisan legislation, plus the continuing delay in confirming Brooklyn's Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General.
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The World Envies Our Wrinkles

Friday, March 27, 2015

As we think about growing old in a youth-obsessed society, writer Anne Karpf says it's actually a privilege to age, and many people around the world would be glad to have our longevity.
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Subway Stranger Poetry

Friday, March 27, 2015

Every time she rides the subway, Madeline Schwartzman asks a stranger to write a poem. She discusses her ambitious and eccentric project "365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers."
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; How to Think About Aging; Subway Poetry

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; #FLONYC; how to think about aging; a doctor advocates for fewer medical tests and a subway poetry project.
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A Club Crawl Through Time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Esteemed writer and man-about-town Michael Musto says that every generation gets the nightlife it deserves -- where are we now on the continuum of NYC's after hours debauchery? 
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Before New York Is a 'Hollow City' of Chain Stores

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jeremiah Moss of the Vanishing New York blog has gone from lamenting the closing of New York City's distinctive businesses to campaigning to preserve them through legislation.
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What's In and What's Out as Albany Enters Budget Crunch Time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As the deadline approaches, a clearer picture is emerging of what's included in the New York State budget. Ethics reform is in. DREAM Act is out. Here's what else you need to know.
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Reconciling With Her Sister's Murderer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jeanne Bishop, a criminal defense attorney, activist and author tells her very personal story of how she was able to forgive the person who murdered her sister.
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Living Cancer: Precision Medicine

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dr. Harold Varmus discusses the study of genomics in cancer treatment & The New York Times "Living With Cancer" columnist fields your calls on how to talk to people dealing with cancer.
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#SaveNYC; Living Cancer; Club Crawls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vanishing New York; NYS budget deadline nears; Dr. Harold Varmus; how to talk to people who have cancer; one woman's story of reconciliation & a crawl through NYC's nightlife history.
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The MTA's New Magic Button

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MetroCards prices are going up, but the MTA has added a new button to give you exactly 11 rides with no leftover change. 
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An Irish-American Comedian Goes to China

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Des Bishop is an Irish-American comedian from Flushing, Queens, who aims to be funny in English, Irish and now, Chinese.
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