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Presidential Debate Night Schedule

Monday, October 06, 2008

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Presidential Debate moderated by Tom Brokaw

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special

11PM on 93.9 FM New Sounds

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Who's Really to Blame for Financial Crisis? Clinton Says Not the Left

Monday, October 06, 2008

As Republicans and Democrats blame one another for the roots of the current financial crisis, Senator Hillary Clinton is defending a 1977 law that was strengthened by her husband, President Clinton, that expanded home mortgages to low-income families.

Some conservatives are blaming the 'Community Reinvestment Act' ...

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VP Debate Companion Archive

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Takeaway: Hey, folks! We'll be starting things shortly! 7:48

Andrea Bernstein: Andrea here, from the spin room. Big news today for the GOP, McCain is "pulling out" of Michigan. Which is to say he's not spending big money there anymore. His campaign hastily convened a conference call to say, contrary ...

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Former Lehman CEO Gets Grilled By Congress

Monday, October 06, 2008

Congreesmembers cited documents indicating Lehman steered millions of dollars to executives as the company was nearing bankruptcy.

One of two Republicans on the panel, Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays, says he shares Americans' disbelief about the size of some executive pay packages.

SHAYS: To those of us on ...

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Review of Immigrants Legal Assistance Spurs Worry

Monday, October 06, 2008

The right for immigrants to appeal a deportation order because of their attorney's mistakes or incompetence is under review, and immigrant advocates fear it’s in jeopardy. WNYC Marianne McCune has more.

REPORTER: There are some great immigration attorneys, and some bad ones. Even some con artists. ...

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Wooing Voters In Pennsylvania

Monday, October 06, 2008

With its 21 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is one of the most highly-contested battleground states.

And, with the McCain campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan, the battle over Pennsylvania is likely to get even more fierce.

Today is the deadline for registering voters in Pennsylvania and yesterday ...

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Council Members Debate Term Limits

Monday, October 06, 2008

Several Council members heading into this afternoon's Democratic caucus said they were still undecided about how to vote on repealing term limits without going back to voters that have twice cast ballots to keep them in place.

Even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has yet to ...

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World Wide Financial Markets & Wall Street

Monday, October 06, 2008

Despair about a weakening global economy swept over Wall Street.

Here with some analysis of the day’s financial news is BusinessWeek's Financial Editor Adrienne Carter.

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Councilmembers Seek Referendum on Proposed Term Limit Repeal

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's effort to repeal term limits is meeting with some opposition from the city council.

REPORTER: On the steps of City Hall Saturday, councilmembers Bill De Blasio and Letitia James introduced legislation that would put the mayor's propsoal to the voters. DeBlasio told WNYC that ...

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Schumer Wants Federal Direct Loans for Small Businesses

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New York Senator Charles Schumer says he wants the Small Business Administration to make short-term loans available to companies that are hurting.

SCHUMER: Because the banks are frozen in what they're doing, it hurts small business that depend on these daily and weekly lines of credit.

REPORTER: ...

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New Show Features Drag Queen House Balls

Sunday, October 05, 2008

A new show opened this week at the Vineyard theater, called Wig Out! It's the story of a community of drag queens and their "house balls" -- the performance competitions among them. It tells multiple love stories, through song and poetic storytelling. And its cast ...

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New Jersey Lawmakers to Devote Session to Economy

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Now that the $700 billion national economic bailout package has been signed into law, the New Jersey Assembly is preparing to tackle economic conditions closer to home. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts announced last week a plan to break with tradition and devote the entire session ...

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More Youth Lured by Local Agriculture

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Ever notice all those young people helping you with your produce purchases at your local farmer's market? More young people, inspired by the city's growing locavore movement, see farming as a viable career choice. WNYC's Amy Eddings has more.

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Helping NYPD Officers Cope

Friday, October 03, 2008

Posters around NYPD headquarters warn that suicide is all too frequent among officers, and that those who need help should call a hotline, offered by a police support group.

There's a widespread perception that cops are more prone to take their own lives, due in part ...

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Small Opera Companies Appear in Unusual Places

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere. ...

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Economic Downturn and Weak Dollar Slow Remittances

Friday, October 03, 2008

Analysts predict that 2008 will be the first year in a decade that immigrants will send less wealth back to South America and the Caribbean. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports.

REPORTER: Ever since 2000, analysts at the Inter-American Development Bank have seen double digit increases in remittances ...

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Finding Opera in New York

Friday, October 03, 2008

New York City Opera is known as a cheap and accessible venue for opera-goers. But its home at Lincoln Center is being renovated this season, and the company will essentially be closed. Without its roughly 120 performances, audiences and singers will have to look elsewhere.

WNYC’s ...

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NYPD Scrutinized After Taser Death, Cop Suicide

Friday, October 03, 2008

A police lieutenant has killed himself a week after giving the order that led to the death of a mentally ill man. The two deaths have highlighted some of the pressures and problems with the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit. WNYC's Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: The video ...

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Why Bloomberg Wants to Run Again

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the term limits law changed so he can have a third term and shepherd New York through the financial crisis. WNYC's Bob Hennelly speaks to Dan Blumberg about the ramifications of Bloomberg's move.

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Manhattan Real Estate Prices Flatten: Report

Friday, October 03, 2008

As the rest of the country saw falling housing prices, Manhattan's kept going up. Not anymore. Real estate prices are starting to flatten, according to reports by three big real estate firms. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The price of a typical apartment this summer was ...

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