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Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language

Vice President of Content for WNET.org Stephen Segaller speaks with Robert McCrum, author and associate editor of Britain’s Observer. Robert McCrum is the author of the newly-released book Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, about how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world’s lingua franca. In fascinating detail, McCrum describes [...]

Posted: Jun 16th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal

Journalist and business writer Kirstin Downey celebrates her latest book, a portrait of this devoted public servant, a woman who changed the landscape of American business and society. Frances Perkins was this country’s first female cabinet secretary, and her work and actions greatly affected the New Deal and the whole of American politics at the time. [...]

Posted: Mar 17th, 2010 | Comments: 1
Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Powering Up Cities for Plug-In Hybrids

Taped at The New York Academy of Sciences, January 21, 2009 Speakers: Mark Duvall: Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute Arthur Kressner: Director, Research and Development, Power Supply, Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Richard L. Drake, P.E.: Program Manager, Transportation & Power Systems, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority running [...]

Posted: Jun 10th, 2009 | Comments: 0
The Changing of the Guard in Washington: What to Expect?

The Changing of the Guard in Washington: What to Expect?

Five days before President-elect Barack Obama took the oath of office, Phi Beta Kappa members in New York City discussed the outlook for the new president, problems facing the United States, and the domestic and international issues his administration will face. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff, from The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, kicks off the [...]

Posted: Jan 15th, 2009 | Comments: 0
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Thomas P. DiNapoli

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Where the Bucks Are

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Where the Bucks Are

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

In the aftermath of Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom, Paul Spyros Sarbanes, former Senator from Maryland, broke the deregulation mold and passed one of the most significant corporate reform bills since the early days of the New Deal, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Senator Sarbanes will describe how he overcame the influence of an “inside the [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Meeting the Medicaid Challenge

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Meeting the Medicaid Challenge

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Earthquake on Wall Street

Rightsizing New York’s Budget: Earthquake on Wall Street

With a budget shortfall of $12.5 billion projected for 2009-10, New York’s state government faces its most significant fiscal crisis in decades. However, this is not just another cyclical downturn. What’s left of Wall Street will be significantly leaner, less profitable, and more heavily regulated than the securities industry whose explosive growth fueled the expansion [...]

Posted: Dec 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Time is Now: An Equity Agenda to End Poverty

The Time is Now: An Equity Agenda to End Poverty

With a new administration, now is the time for the United States to address its seemingly intractable problem of poverty. But to accomplish this, we need a new understanding of how the federal government can help all people participate and prosper in healthy, affordable communities. Rather than continuing to tackle separately the underlying issues of [...]

Posted: Dec 4th, 2008 | Comments: 1
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