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As Goes Bank of America?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC, looks at Bank of America's decision to downsize and layoff 30,000 workers.

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Greece, France, and Fears About the Eurozone

Monday, September 12, 2011

It looks like Greece will get another bailout, but fears about economic instability in that country continue to threaten the entire Eurozone. Chris Giles, economics editor for the Financial Times, discusses the latest market news.

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Politicians and 9/11

Monday, September 12, 2011

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, and Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, talk about Sunday's 9/11 ceremony and the latest political news.

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Mapping It Out

Monday, September 12, 2011

We’ll take your calls about how you marked 9/11. Plus: a conversation with WNYC reporter and Transportation Nation blog director Andrea Bernstein and WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly about the politics of the weekend’s events. And: DNAInfo columnist Murray Weiss mapped crime data by New York City neighborhood. He’ll break down his NYC crime map.

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Looking for Work in Canada

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies, talks about the trend of Americans moving to Canada looking for work and explains what it is about the Canadian economy that's so attractive.

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Google, Zagat, Yelp, You

Monday, September 12, 2011

Raphael Brion, national editor of Eater, talks about Google's acquisition of Zagat and user-generated restaurant reviews.

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Mapping Crime

Monday, September 12, 2011

New York news site DNAinfo has mapped data from the New York Police Department and the U.S. Census Bureau, Murray Weiss, columnist for DNAinfo, looks at the picture it paints of NYC neighborhoods.

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Interdependence Day

Monday, September 12, 2011

Benjamin Barber, political theorist and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the policy center Demos, talks about the 9th annual observation of September 12th as "Interdependence Day" with a focus on global unity.

EVENT: "World café"-style community discussions today at 3LD ART & TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 80 Greenwich St.

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Special Election Tomorrow: David Weprin Checks In

Monday, September 12, 2011

David Weprin, Democratic candidate in the race to replace Anthony Weiner for the congressional seat representing NY-9, talks about the election tomorrow.

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Obama's Job Speech

Friday, September 09, 2011

Anna Sale, political reporter for It's A Free Country, talks about the response to President Obama's job speech last night and what it will mean for the 2012 elections, and WNYC business and economics editor Charlie Herman discusses the economics of the proposal and how the business world might respond.

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Decade 9/11: Lawrence Wright and Fawaz Gerges

Friday, September 09, 2011

Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 and the director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics and author of The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Fawaz Gerges, discuss the battle against terrorism over the last decade.

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Maximum Impact

Friday, September 09, 2011

President Obama delivered his big jobs speech last night. We’ll get reaction and analysis from It’s a Free Country’s political reporter Anna Sale and WNYC’s business and economics editor Charlie Herman. Plus: The New York State DEC released a new report about the impact of hydraulic fracturing; an explainer of the Chilean model of social security from the man who designed the model; the deal with special elections in New York; the Decade 9/11 Conversations continue with middle east scholar Fawaz Gerges and the New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright; and lab-grown meats.

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The Deal with Special Elections

Friday, September 09, 2011

Colby Hamilton, writer for WNYC's city and state politics blog, The Empire, discusses the special election process in New York and how it affects political power in the state.

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Fracking Report

Friday, September 09, 2011

Mireya Navarro, environmental reporter for The New York Times focused on the New York region and the author of Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2009), talks about the state DEC report on hydraulic drilling for natural gas, the economic impact of drilling, and the start of the public comment period.

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Following Up: The Chilean Pension System

Friday, September 09, 2011

Herman Cain, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, touted the Chilean model of social security in this week's debate. The man who designed and implemented that model, José Piñera, former Chilean Secretary of Labor and Social Security, president of the International Center for Pension Reform, and distinguished senior fellow at the Cato Institute, explains the Chilean model for social security and how it might work in the United States. 

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Shmeat: Is It What's for Dinner?

Friday, September 09, 2011

Michael Specter, New Yorker staff writer on science, technology and public health and the author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives (Penguin 2009), explains the science of lab-grown meat, or shmeat, and takes your calls on whether you'd eat it as an alternative to meat.

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Back to School Fashion Issues

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Mira Jacob, deputy editor of Babble.com, takes calls from parents about the fashion items kids want this year and whether parents have a problem with them.

Parents: Tell us what's trending in kids' fashion and if you have a problem with any of the trends. Call 212-433-WNYC or comment here.

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Decade 9/11: Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Suketu Mehta, New Yorker contributer, professor of journalism at NYU, and author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found talks with Tabloid City author and former editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News Pete Hamill about how New York and the world have changed since September 11th, 2001. 

 

EVENT: Suketu Mehta and Pete Hamill along with dozens of other journalists will be taking part in a day-long discussion on the Journalism of 9/11 tomorrow at NYU.   

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GOP Debate Debrief

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's "The Agenda," discusses last night's Republican debate. 

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Crown Heights: Guns and Crime

Thursday, September 08, 2011

NY State Senator Eric Adams (D 20th) talks about the outbreak of gun violence over the weekend and why many are calling for fewer stop-and-frisks.

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