State of the City

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

New York City Comptroller John Liu says that the city’s economy faces huge risks in the coming years. Hear John Liu give his take on the state of the city’s economy and finances and his take on the Mayor’s budget. Plus: WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly on legislation moving in Trenton; and a quiz on the Encyclopedia of New York City.

Fed Policy and the New Year

Financial journalist and contributor to New York Times Dealbook Heidi Moore talks about the latest Fed policy and weighs in on the federal Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's recent findings.  

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Liu's Year In Review

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In 2009 John Liu was elected Comptroller of New York City and vowed to work for the taxpayers every day by overseeing the use of New York City funds. Comptroller Liu talks about his first year as on the job and reviews Mayor Bloomberg's budget.

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The Big Book of New York: Quiz!

Learn more about the city Thursdays in December with the editors of The Encyclopedia of New York City: Second Edition. This week, test your knowledge of the city in a quiz with the encyclopedia's editor Kenneth T. Jackson and executive editor Lisa Keller. 

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New Jersey's Tool Kit

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly gives an update of recent and upcoming legislative decisions in New Jersey. 

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Three-Quarters Houses

WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez joins staff attorney for MFY Legal ServicesTanya Kessler, to discuss Cindy's story on the so-called "three-quarters houses" -- boarding homes that pack in poor people, and collect welfare funds or disability checks as rent.

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Rut or Recovery Open Phones and Chat: Recent Grads

We open the phones for recent graduates - what job market did you expect when you entered college, and what job market did you find when you graduated? Were you prepared? How's the economy treating you? Let us know!

And, right after the show at Noon, join Brian Lehrer, It's A Free Country's Jody Avirgan, and personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi for an online chat. Find it here»»

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