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Those that lost their homes in the Great Recession are still struggling to recover. We discuss which groups felt the bubble burst the most, and what can be done to help them.

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30 Issues Data: Visualizing Foreclosure

Monday, October 01, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on the lingering effects of the foreclosure crisis here.


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30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Foreclosed On

Monday, October 01, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How to end the ongoing foreclosure crisis and relieve those who have lost their homes. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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That's My Issue Open Phones: Home Ownership

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Brian Lehrer Show call-in for how the experience of buying and owning a house has shaped your politics - from zoning to taxes to government support and more.

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For Obama, Auto Bailout Goes from Unpopular to Populist

Monday, March 19, 2012


In the fall of 2010, the auto bailouts stirred up a populist sentiment. But as a Pew poll last month found, Americans are saying the bailouts were mostly good for the economy, and the industry's now in the black.


Vicious Foreclosure Cycle Threatens as Home Prices Fall

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We could be in a vicious cycle where more foreclosures means prices go down, more prices going down means more people are underwater and if they can't get jobs, if they can't make their mortgage payments, then they become foreclosures and the cycle feeds on itself.

Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal real estate reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Did It Work? Foreclosure Modification

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues a weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic stimulus programs. This week: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.

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Foreclosures and Poverty on the Rise

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gretchen Morgenson, business writer for the New York Times, discusses the recent report that last month was the biggest month for foreclosures ever. And David Jones of the Community Service Society looks at yesterday's Census numbers showing poverty on the rise in the U.S., and how his organization is combating poverty here in New York.

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