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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A new survey shows that more and more New Yorkers spend half their income on rent. With a looming economic downturn, what’s the future of apartment prices in the city? But speaking of an economic downturn, there may be a silver lining: your health may improve. Also, Kelly McMasters reflects on the environmental and social cost of a nuclear laboratory near her Long Island home-town. Plus, you’ve heard of live blogging, but what about live “poet-ing”?

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Kelly McMasters

High Cost of Renting

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D, Brooklyn & Queens) tells us that an increasing number of New Yorkers pay at least 50% of their income in rent, according to his recent survey.

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Bad Times, Good Health

An economic downturn may be bad for your bank account--but maybe not your physical health. Christopher Ruhm, professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, tells us why. Ralph Catalano, professor of ...

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Poet-In-Residence: Hour One

To celebrate National Poetry Month, spoken word artist Roland Legiardi-Laura joins us in the studio to poet-ize throughout the show. Plus, we'll hear from listeners who answered our challenge to versify about their favorite show segments. Join in by sending your poem to brianlehrershow@wnyc.org, and start each poem ...

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Companies Rake in Profits Amidst Food Shortage

Wall Street Journal reporter David Kesmodel explains how Big Agriculture is profiting heavily from the current global food shortage.

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Welcome To Shirley

Kelly McMasters was reared in a different sort of "nuclear family." In Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, she recalls growing up in Shirley, NY (map), near a nuclear facility, and discusses the dangers it posed to her community.

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Poet-In-Residence: Hour Two

To celebrate National Poetry Month, spoken word artist Roland Legiardi-Laura joins us in the studio to poet-ize throughout the show. Plus, we'll hear from listeners who answered our challenge to versify about their favorite show segments. Join in by sending your poem to brianlehrershow@wnyc.org, and start each poem ...

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Paul Steely White



Paul Steely White

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Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, rode his bike to the WNYC studios to talk about the city's Department of Transportation's Sustainable ...

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