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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, talks about the rapidly growing city of Karachi, Pakistan. Gavin Andersen, lead developer of Bitcoin, and a small business owner who accepts the experimental digital currency, explain how it’s used and whether it’s catching on. Michael Grynbaum, New York Times Metro desk transportation reporter, and Scott Curtis, a former Wall Street trader who lost his job during the recession, discuss the appeal of driving a cab.

Steve Inskeep on Life and Death in Karachi

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, discusses how migration of the past few decades has transformed Karachi, Pakistan, the largest city whose stability is a vital security concern of the United States. Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi looks at the perils and possibilities of rapidly growing metropolises all around the world.

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All About Bitcoin

Gavin Andersen, lead developer of Bitcoin, an experimental digital currency launched in 2009, and Dennis England, who owns Sugar Wedding Cakes and accepts Bitcoin, discuss how it works, the history of digital currencies, and how it compares to traditional currencies.

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From Watching the Ticker to Watching the Meter

Michael Grynbaum, New York Times Metrodesk transportation reporter, talks about bankers and traders who have turned to taxi driving after they’ve lost their jobs on Wall Street. He’s joined by Scott Curtis, who spent 25 years as a trader on Wall Street and now drives a cab, which lets him to meet potential employers. Grynbaum’s article “Eyes Once on the Ticker Are Now on the Meter,” appeared in the Times on October 14.

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The McRib Experiment

A Lopate Show producer wanted to see what all the fuss about the McDonald's sandwich was about. She found out.

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