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Monday, March 17, 2008

Young adults in today’s Ireland have a standard of living far above that of their parents and grandparents. On St. Patrick’s Day, David McWilliams, author of The Pope's Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland's New Elite looks at how Ireland’s economic boom has shaped the country’s society and culture. Also: Day One of the Paterson administration, State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) looks ahead; the latest on the tumult in the financial markets; Iraq -- five years later; and more on the midtown crane crash.

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David McWilliams and Malcolm Smith

Financial Market Turmoil

Rex Nutting, Washington, DC, bureau chief of MarketWatch (Dow Jones), a financial news website, talks about the Bear Stearns bailout and what it means for the economy.

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Day One

Malcolm Smith, New York State Senator (D-Queens) and Senate Minority Leader, looks ahead to the Paterson administration and the shift in Albany following Governor Spitzer's resignation.

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Construction Destruction

Adam Lisberg, New York Daily News staff reporter, talks about this weekend’s construction crane accident and WNYC's Arun Venugopal calls in from the scene.

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The Spendin' o' the Green

David McWilliams, author of The Pope's Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland's New Elite, on the dramatic overhaul of the Irish economy.
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1,823 Days in Iraq

Wednesday marks the five-year anniversary of the war in Iraq. We take a look at recent developments with James Glanz, Iraq bureau chief for the New York Times, and Bobby Ghosh, world editor for Time Magazine.

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David McWilliams




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