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Thursday, March 20, 2008

What does trouble in the financial markets mean for New York as the budget deadline looms? New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli runs the numbers. Plus, Doug Rushkoff returns for the next installment of “Open Source Living” and former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben-Ami on continuing peace efforts.

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war. Click here for a selection of Iraq war coverage from the Brian Lehrer Show and WNYC archives.

Guests:

Shlomo Ben-Ami, Thomas DiNapoli and Doug Rushkoff

Open Phones: Housing Slump? Or Opportunity?

Are you searching for bargains in the housing slump? Are you finding any? Where? Buyers, sellers, brokers, renters--give us a call or post a comment and let us know your experiences in the current real estate market.

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In Comptrol

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, talks about financing the MTA, controlling debt, and the "white elephant in the room"--the upcoming state budget.

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Open Source Living: Interactive Democracy

We continue our discussions with media thinker Douglas Rushkoff, our Thursday weekly guest for the month of March. Today we discuss the way that both the tools of interactive media and the ethos of open source living have affected the democratic process.

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Pushing Peace

Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Israeli foreign minister under Ehud Barak, argues that negotiating with Hamas is the only way to secure a cease-fire in Gaza.

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Crowdsourcing: Hillary Clinton’s Schedule

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein reviews what listeners found in the 11,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's schedules as First Lady that were released yesterday.

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Sin 2.0

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