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Thursday, December 18, 2008

More taxes and a fare hike? Doreen Frasca, the Governor’s appointee to the MTA board, defends the looming fare hike and service cuts that are making New Yorkers so upset. Plus, December weekly guest Ramit Sethi gives more personal finance tips on how to get through the holidays with your bank account intact.


Doreen Frasca and Ramit Sethi

Group Project: MTA's Service Cuts and Your Commute

In this group project, we ask you to go through the MTA's budget proposal below and help us understand how New Yorkers will be affected. Here's how: 1) Click on the link below to access the budget proposal.
2) Read pages 19-23, which provide an overview ...

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MTA Under Fire

Doreen Frasca, the governor's appointee to the MTA board and chair of the NYC transit committee, discusses the latest news on the MTA fare hike and service cuts.

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Cultural Inauguration

WNYC's Siddhartha Mitter looks at some of the cultural details emerging about Obama's swearing in ceremony.

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Financial Guidance

The weekly December guest, Ramit Sethi, founder of, a blog on personal finance and entrepreneurship, gives tips on how to approach your finances in this down economy.

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Realty Check

New York Times metropolitan reporter Christine Haughney and Michael Stoler, real estate commentator for 1010 WINS, host of the "Stoler Report" and "Building New York" on CUNY TV, and director at Madison Realty Capital, look at the fall-out from the Madoff scandal for the New York commercial real estate market.

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Greek Mayhem

Rachel Donadio, New York Times Rome Bureau Chief, talks about the ongoing riots in Greece.

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He (Hearts) New York

Chris Bonanos, senior editor at New York Magazine, looks at reasons to (still) love New York.

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