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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Holds Hearing in Washington (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

As chair of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Phil Angelides found fault with banks that engaged in risky lending. Now he reacts to the Occupy Wall Street movement and the euro zone debt crisis. Then, WNYC’s Bob Hennelly reviews election results from New Jersey; and Nada Prouty, former FBI special agent and covert operations officer for the CIA, talks about being accused of treason after 9/11. Plus: an EPA watchlist tracks industrial pollution offenders; and environmental advocate Erin Brockovich talks about fiction and activism. 

Phil Angelides on the Financial Crisis Fallout

Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and former two-term California State Treasurer Phil Angelides discusses the global financial crisis the responses to it--including the Euro Zone debt crisis and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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Election Returns

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly reviews the election results from New Jersey, Suffolk County, and elsewhere around the region and the country.

»» Results Map: New Jersey | New York

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Terrorist Hunter to Target

Former special agent with the FBI and covert operations officer for the CIA, Nada Prouty talks about her exoneration from the accusations of treason in the aftermath of 9/11, which she chronicles in her memoir, The Rise and Fall of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA.

»» Event: The New York Society for Ethical Culture will be hosting an interview with Nada Prouty this evening at 7:00PM. $10, 2 West 64th Street., Manhattan. More Information

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Privately Owned Public Spaces: POPS Report Wrapup

You visited almost 140 privately owned public spaces as part of our POPS project. Yolanne Almanzar, reporter for The New York World, discusses what you found, and Fred Kent, president of the Project for Public Spaces, talks about what makes a place public.

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Joe Paterno, Penn State and You

Amy Davidson, senior editor at the New Yorker, discusses what the Penn State scandal means for sports fans and takes your calls on how you're reacting to the news. 

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Erin Brockovich on Activism

Consumer and environmental advocate Erin Brockovich discusses her new novel, Hot Water, and why she's using fiction to encourage environmental activism.

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