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The Alyona Show: Filling Vacancies at the Federal Reserve

 US President Barack Obama now has three seats to fill at the Federal Reserve. With the departure of Donald Kohn this coming June, the White House can now put its favored people inside the Fed, where the countries most important financial policies are set. Reason Foundation economist Anthony Randazzo is live in studio with Alyona to break it all down.

Long considered the crown jewel of American public education, the University of California system is in desperate need of more money. State officials have decided that raising tuition at universities is a must, and students are not happy. They’ve taken to the streets to protest and Callie Maidhof was there; she’s also live with Alyona.

Then, the Republicans pride themselves on fiscal responsibility and small government, yet so does the Tea Party. One is a stalwart of American politics, the other is a grassroots movement yet to be tested on the national stage. Christina Bellantoni of Talking Points Memo, James Boyce, founder of Common Sense New Media Strategies and Sarah B. Smith from the Young Conservatives coalition debate whether the two political parties can afford to get along.

Finally, ABC News has announced a 25 percent reduction in workforce inside its news division. Internet news, programming on demand and instant information has changed the way network news does business, proven by this monumental decision inside ABC News. Ben Cohen, of the blog “The Daily Banter” joins Alyona to discuss the significance of this move inside network news.