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Friday, December 14, 2007

Since 2002, New York City has paid $500 million to settle civil claims against the NYPD—everything from car accidents to police brutality. We’ll examine those payouts and see if any policies change after cops are found liable. Also: actress Felicia Pearson connects the HBO series “The Wire” to real life, and personal finance expert Alvin Hall. And, what are you and your kids saying about steroid use in Major League Baseball.

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Money for Nothing

Each year New York City pays tens of millions of dollars to settle civil claims against the NYPD--but do those payouts change police practices? WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about his investigation. Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and personal ...

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Wrapping Up Finances

Alvin Hall, personal finance expert and author of You and Your Money: It's More Than Just the Numbers (Atria, 2007), talks about end of year financial decisions you need to make.

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When Art Mirrors Life

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, actress on The Wire, connects her life to the HBO series and talks about her new memoir.

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Open Phones: Mitchell Report on Steroids and Baseball

Jim Bouton, former Yankee pitcher and author of the books, Ball Four, (Wiley, John & Sons, 1970) and Foul Ball: MY Life and Hard Times Trying to Save an Old Ballpark (Bulldog Publishing, 2003)and Robert Kheel, partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, on the use of steroids in ...

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