Forging Economic Legacies

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Monday, April 09, 2012

dollar, folded The complicated market in financial derivatives is run by a closed and secret group of bankers from the nation's largest financial institutions. (Eric Gjerde/flickr)

Reihan Salam of The Daily and The National Review Online’s The Agenda defends the Paul Ryan budget and its proposed $5.3 trillion in cuts. Greg David, of the CUNY Journalism School and Crain's New York Business, traces the city's financial legacy from Main Street to Wall Street over the past 50 years in his new book Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City. WNYC education reporter and SchoolBook contributor Beth Fertig looks at Chancellor Walcott’s first year and other education news.  Plus: Harvard Medical School's Dr. Robert Doyle talks about what it means to be “almost alcoholic.”

Defending the Ryan Budget

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, looks at some of the charges and counter-charges surrounding the House-passed federal budget.

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School Break News Roundup

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, looks at Chancellor Walcott's first year and other education news.

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Open Phones: Opinion Roulette

We invite you to call in with your opinion on any issue, as long as you respond to the opinion of the caller before you.  Give us a call at 212-433-9692 or post here!

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New York Business

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, discusses the past half-century of New York's big business that he chronicles in his new book, Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City.

EVENT:  Greg David will be hosting a book signing tonight at 7 at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd street and Broadway. 

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Not Quite Alcoholic

Robert Doyle, MD, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author with Joseph Novinski of Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem? (The Almost Effect), talks about those people who fall somewhere between social drinkers and black-out drinkers.

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