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Friday, December 05, 2008

The Big Three auto companies are still in Washington. General Motors vice president for sales and marketing, Mark LaNeve, explains their case to Congress. And a follow up on yesterday’s conversation about the proposal to put tolls on the East River bridges. Plus, a call in on what makes a real Brooklynite.


Mark LaNeve

The Big Three

Mark LaNeve, General Motors' vice president of sales, service and marketing, will discuss the GM turnaround proposal before Congress.

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Are You Convinced?

Question: Did GM's VP of Sales and Marketing, Mark LaNeve, convince you? Do you think the auto companies should get a bailout? Comment below.

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Housing Jump Start

Deborah Solomon, Wall Street Journal reporter, discusses the new Treasury Department plan to push down interest rates on long-term mortgages to jump start the housing market.

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Bailout Stadium

Question of the Day:The taxpayers bailed out financial giant Citigroup. Is a renaming in order for Citi Field, the new Met's ballpark? Taxpayer Field? The People's Stadium? Post your nominations below.

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Rising Unemployment

Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at financial analysis and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight and the author of Spin Free Economics , discusses the rising unemployment figures, released today.

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Transit Tax

Pete Donohue, transit reporter for the Daily News, talks about the Ravitch Commission's proposed payroll tax to help fund the MTA.

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What Makes a Real Brooklynite?

Actress and native Brooklynite Rosie Perez called into yesterday’s show and a debate started about when you can call yourself a real Brooklynite. Listeners weigh in on the question: Is it how long you’ve lived there? Do you have to have been born there? What makes a Brooklynite?

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