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Monday, August 01, 2011

Job boards include help-wanted ads for which the unemployed need not apply. Catherine Rampell of The New York Times explains how states and Congress are taking steps against these kinds of ads and takes your calls on the job search. Plus: an update on negotiations as the debt ceiling deadline draws near; and the concept of humiliation. 

Debt Ceiling Deal

David Weigel, who covers politics and policy for Slate magazine, Reihan Salam, columnist for The Daily and blogger for National Review Online, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, discuss the deal on the debt ceiling and deficit. 

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Comptroller Audits MTA

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State comptroller (D), discusses the report on the MTA's management of subway service changes.

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Unemployed Need Not Apply

New York Times economics reporter Catherine Rampell discusses the recent trend of help-wanted ads specifically asking for only the employed to apply. Is this fair? Rampbell also takes calls about the experience of coming across such ads.

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Nassau Coliseum Exit Poll

Nassau County voters head to the polls today to vote on a $400 million plan for a new stadium for the Islanders to replace aging Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Nassau County residents, call in at 11:25 a.m. or leave your comment here. Tell us how you will vote in today's referendum vote and why.

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Ever felt humiliated? Wayne Koestenbaum, English professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, poet, cultural critic, and the author of Humiliation, discusses the multitudinous ways of experiencing humiliation.

Event: Wayne Koestenbaum will be at 192 Books, 192 10th Avenue, on Tuesday, August 16 at 7pm.

How can Wayne Help? Post your humiliating stories or questions for Wayne about how to deal with humiliation here, we'll ask him on air!

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