Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

Wall Street and the Republican Tax Plan

Friday, November 17, 2017

The House passed the Republican tax reform bill and now it's up to the Senate to vote on its version. One industry that stands to benefit from both versions of tax reform: Wall Street.

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Review: Relying on the Kindness of Strangers in "The Band's Visit"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Egyptians. Israelis. A small town that rarely sees strangers. You might expect this would lead to hostility and political fireworks. But that's not what happens in this delicate musical.

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Review: 'M. Butterfly' Revival Is Contemporary, Challenging, and Chilly

Saturday, November 04, 2017

David Henry Hwang's play delves into many contemporary issues: transgender people, the way white people see Asian cultures, and how some men use sex to have power over women. 

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When Debt Became King

Friday, November 03, 2017

In his new play, "Junk," Pulitzer Prize-winner author Ayad Ahktar explores the moment in the 1980s when finance and debt came to define capitalism and our way of life.

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The Sackler Family, Its Wealth and Opioids

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Sacklers are one of the richest families in America. A significant part of that wealth comes from the family business, Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller, OxyContin.

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Bernstein Returns to the New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A three-week festival through mid-November presents symphonies and other works to honor the orchestra's longtime former music director, Leonard Bernstein.

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Two Beloved Stories Retold Through Dance

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One is based on a Hollywood movie that's a cult classic among dancers. The other is from a Persian and Arabian folktale about two star-crossed lovers.

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Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell nearly 23 percent, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today? 

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Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell nearly 23 percent, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today? 

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. Here's what the response says about today’s financial system.

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. What the response says about today’s financial system.

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?

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Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?

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Alexa, What City Will Be Home to Amazon’s Second HQ?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Business leaders and government officials are tripping over themselves trying to convince Amazon to locate its newest headquarters in their cities.

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Taking Trump Seriously, Not Literally on Puerto Rico

Friday, October 06, 2017

Hurricane Maria left Puerto Ricans without water, power and food. But even before the storm, residents were struggling with more than $70 billion in debt. How will the recovery proceed? 

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Worst Kept Secret in College Basketball?

Friday, September 29, 2017

This week, federal prosecutors hit the world of college basketball with allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

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Hey Facebook, You've Got Some Explaining to Do

Friday, September 22, 2017

Facebook is under fire for selling ads to entities connected to Russia. It's not the only issue confronting the company. How will users, politicians and Mark Zuckerberg react?

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Review: 'For Peter Pan' Never Gets Off the Ground

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sarah Ruhl's new play takes on issues around mortality, but is too whimsical for its own good.

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