Building a Budget

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

There is a new MTA budget plan to invest $28 Billion in the city over the next five years. Lee Sander, the CEO of the MTA, walks through the ins and outs of a budget that could jump start the congestion pricing discussion. Also, Sylviane Diouf joins us for this month’s final look at African American history.


Sylviane Diouf and Lee Sander

Bloomberg Bows out But Weighs In

Doug Schoen, author of Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System (Random House, 2008) and former political strategist for Mike Bloomberg, looks at why the Mayor is influencing the presidential election as he rules out a candidacy.

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Money Train

Lee Sander, CEO and executive director of the MTA, reviews their newly announced capital spending plan.

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Talking History: The Black Migration

Historian Sylviane Diouf, a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the author of Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford University Press, 2007), joins us for the final installment in February to ...


Rehashing NAFTA

The Democratic candidates are arguing over the lingering effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, particularly in Ohio. To discuss the role of NAFTA in the current election and look at its legacy are John R. "Rick" MacArthur, editor and publisher of Harper's Magazine, and Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush, ...

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Open Phones: Talking Travel

Tell us about your must-see family travel spots. Where in the world do you absolutely have to take your kids before they grow up. Or where did your parents take you? Call in or leave your own story below.

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