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Thursday, December 20, 2007

A new report that finds more than 25% of all homeless teens in New York are gay. What does being gay have to do with being homeless? Why are they more at risk? Also, personal finance expert Alvin Hall continues the series on doing a year-end financial audit.

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Alvin Hall

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Governors Island Plans

Rob Pirani executive director of the Regional Plan Association's Governors Island Alliance, talks about the selection of the Dutch firm West 8 to design the open space on the island.

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Errors and Emissions

David Doniger of the Natural Resources Defense Council on why New York and 16 other states can't set their own rules on auto emissions.

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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), joins us for the month of December to discuss the end of year financial decisions you need to make.

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Young, Homeless and Gay

Margo Hirsh, Executive Director, Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services, shares findings of a new survey on the makeup of homeless youth in New York City. Also joining her is Councilmember Lewis Fidler who helped commision the report. And, stories of what it's like to be ...

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Banishing Isiah from the Garden

Is it worth protesting the Knicks coach Isiah Thomas with so many other things going on in the world? Daily News reporter Frank Isola looks at the fervor.

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