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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York State Governor David Paterson talks about the deal to rescue insurance giant AIG from bankruptcy. New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says the new Yankees Stadium was built with a lot of public money—without a lot of public benefit. And: writer/philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy on why he thinks the political left is in trouble—and what can be done to save it.

Guests:

Richard Brodsky, Bernard-Henri Lévy and Governor David A. Paterson

Market Watch

AIG has been bailed out to the tune of $85 billion. NPR's international business and economics correspondent Adam Davidson updates the latest.

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Stuy-Town Buckles

Jerilyn Perine, executive director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, talks about how economy woes are affecting the new Stuy-Town owners' ability to get a good return on their investment.

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Saving AIG

David Paterson, Governor of the State of New York, talks about the deal struck to rescue AIG from bankruptcy.

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Your New Yankee Stadium

Richard Brodsky, Assemblyman District 92 (D-Greenburgh), talks about his new report "The House That You Built" about the public subsidies for the new Yankee Stadium

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Barbarians on the Left

Bernard-Henri Levy , writer, philosopher, and the author of Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism (Random House, 2008), takes the political left to task for its human rights record.

He will be appearing tonight at 7 p.m. at the Union ...

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What Should Washington Do?

James Parrott, deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Nicole Gelinas, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discuss how the government should respond to the latest fiscal crisis.

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How Safe is Bisphenol-A?

Wall Street Journal reporter and health blogger Jacob Goldstein talks about a new report that links a chemical in plastic to heart disease and diabetes.

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