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Monday, September 15, 2008

Lehman Bros. is likely to file for bankruptcy today - what will the impact on the local economy be? And: the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is causing some mortgage rates to plummet, and that may be good news for consumers. Motley Fool senior analyst Tim Hanson talks about the silver lining behind the current gloomy financial crisis. Plus, Clarence Page delivers analysis of presidential politics.

Guests:

Tim Hanson and Clarence Page

Bros. Grim

Lehman Brothers is likely to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman looks at what this means for our economy as a whole, while Crain's NY Business editor Greg David sizes up the impact here in New York.

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Political Wrap-Up

Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, gives the latest on presidential politics.

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Theater of War

Actor David Strathairn and writer/translator/director Bryan Doerries talk about the Philoctetes Project, which stages readings of Sophocles's plays for combat veterans.

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Better or Worse?

Is New York suddenly a swing state? Dr. Don Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute, discusses two new polls indicating that while New Yorkers are getting second jobs and are nervous about the future of our economy, they also are warming up to the idea of Senator ...

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The Glass Half Full

The current fiscal crisis does have its perks. Motley Fool senior analyst Tim Hanson talks about how to grab the economic slump by the horns.

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Open Phones: The Economy

Lehman Brothers makes headlines, but what's the trickle down effect? How is the economy affecting your day-to-day life? Are you changing your buying habits? Or how you save money? John Authers, investment editor at the Financial Times, fields listeners' questions and explains some of the basic financial forces ...

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