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This edition: Election 2008: The Urban Agenda

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 21, 2008.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts discuss the 2008 Presidential contest and its implications on New York City and urban areas around the nation.  Particular emphasis is placed upon the on-going financial crisis in the US, as well as the impact of the crisis on the next Presidential administration.  The panel explores the impact of the financial crisis on aid to state and localities, along with the ramifications of leaner budgets on affordable housing, tax policy, and social services in New York and throughout the nation.  A host of questions are then posed by members of the student audience, requiring panelists to wrestle with the broader impact of the election on communities of need in various cities.

Guest List

Charles Brecher Executive Vice President & Director of Research, Citizens Budget Commission

Prof. Ann Cohen Professor, Political Science Dept., Hunter College/CUNY

Hon. Hakeem Jeffries NY State Assembly, 57th District

Bob Liff Senior Vice President, George Arzt Communications

Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor Pres. & CEO, East River Development Alliance