Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

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?


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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It Is a Far, Far Better Economy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to office pledging to fight the "Tale of Two Cities" inequality of New York City. Over the past four years, the economy is doing better. Can he take credit?


Eight Months In, What Trump Has Been (Un)Doing

Friday, September 08, 2017

The President has been criticized by some for not fulfilling his agenda, but he has been busy, at least when it comes to reversing the actions of previous presidents.

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New Yorkers Take the Stage at the Public Theater

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Public Works program brings people together through theater.  


On to the Next One. Trump’s New Focus: Tax Reform

Friday, August 25, 2017

Since the spring, the Trump administration has made big promises to reform the tax code. As some of the proposals are disclosed, who will benefit and how will it be paid for?

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Student Debt: Paralyzing Lives One Student at a Time

Friday, August 11, 2017

More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions? 

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Review: 'A Parallelogram' Poses an Impossible Question

Sunday, August 06, 2017

If there was going to be a global catastrophe and there was nothing you could do about it — even if you were to go back in time — would you still want to know? 

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Review: A Joyful 'Midsummer Night's Dream' in the Park

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Lear deBessonet's wonderful "theater is for everyone" ascetic is on riotous display in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park production.


Follow the (Russian) Money

Friday, July 28, 2017

How details about the investigations into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election suggest financial motives as well as political ones.


For Now, Obamacare Is Here to Stay

Friday, June 30, 2017

Republicans are united in their opposition to Obamacare, yet they're finding it difficult to repeal and replace the law. So what happens if Obamacare is here to stay?


Review: '1984' Is a Scream from a Dystopian Future (or Past)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The adaptation of George Orwell's novel premiered in London in 2013 — but seems to point to a future America dystopia.


Review: Enchanting, Immersive 'Ghostlight' Brings the Audience Backstage

Saturday, June 24, 2017

We get to see it all, from the costume shop to the rehearsal room. 


Review: 'Seeing You' Is a Walk Into the Nightmare of War

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A new immersive show punctures the sentimentality attached to WWII, reminding us there can be a dark side to patriotism.


Review: A Trumpian 'Caesar' at Shakespeare in the Park

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This production of "Caesar" is mind-crushingly good, in no small part because it speaks precisely to our times.

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Trump and Kushner’s Little-Known Business Partner

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CIM Group does not have much name recognition, but its ties to the businesses of the President and his son-in-law raise conflict of interest questions.

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Review: Facing the Fallout from Youthful Choices in 'Her Portmanteau'

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two plays about the Nigerian-American immigrant experience are currently playing in repertory at New York Theatre Workshop.


Review: Marriage, Deconstructed in 'A Doll's House, Part 2'

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Fifteen years after Nora slammed the door on her marriage in Henrik Ibsen's classic play "A Doll's House," she's back — because she wants a favor.


Review: Bette Midler is Sassy and Brassy in "Hello Dolly"

Monday, May 01, 2017

If this is a musical you already love — then there's everything to like.


Review: 'Anastasia' Is a Romantic Fairy Tale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

By the time she meets the woman who might be her grandmother, she's convinced herself, the con men and us that she's the lost Duchess.