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Thursday, September 13, 2007

What makes the progressive wing of the Democratic Party tick? Journalist Matt Bai joins guest host Mike Pesca to talk about his new book The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics. Also, real estate blogger Lockhart Steele on why so many New Yorkers still rent, compared to other Americans; Comptroller William Thompson on who’s moving in and who’s moving out of the city; your calls on New York City flight; and what shows in the upcoming fall TV season are worth watching.

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Matt Bai, Lockhart Steele and William Thompson

Migratory Patterns

New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson talks about New York City's population shifts and the economy.

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Open Phones: New York City Flight

New census figures show people at certain income brackets leaving New York City. We take calls from listeners who are leaving the city. If you are thinking about leaving, what needs to change to convince you to stay?

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To Rent, or Not to Rent...

Lockhart Steele, publisher of the Curbed blog, joins us every Thursday in September to talk real estate. This week, why are New Yorkers twice as likely as other Americans to rent instead of own?

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Virtual Politics

In his new book The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics (Penguin, 2007), Matt Bai, studied what is at the heart of the Democratic party and whether Democrats can get over what divides them to succeed in 2008.

The Argument is available ...

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Tune In?

It's fall, which means leaf peeping and the fall television season. Maureen Ryan, who writes for the blog The Watcher, walks through what shows are a waste of time and what's worth the wait.

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Pesca and Steele




Pesca and Steele

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Guest host Mike Pesca and real estate blogger Lockhart Steele discuss renting and owning in New York City on the

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Bill Thompson




Bill Thompson

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Comptroller Bill Thompson explains who is moving out of New York City on the Brian Lehrer Show, 9/13/07.

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