Muddling Through

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist at Slate, gives tips on where to find the best frugality Web sites to help you scrimp your way through the recession. Plus, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke on national politics and how the economy is affecting her Brooklyn district. MTA CEO Elliot Sander will join the Brian Lehrer Show every Thursday in January. Post your questions for him here!


Yvette Clarke and Farhad Manjoo

New Year in Congress

Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman from New York's 11th district, talks about national politics as well as how her district is weathering the current economic climate. Question of the Day: Should the Obama stimulus bill be put on line for one week before a vote as the Republicans are demanding? ...

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Drug Money

Fred Mogul, WNYC reporter, reports on people participating in drug trials for the cash.

In a Recession, Getting Paid to be a Guinea Pig Gains Appeal

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Frugal Life

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, talks about the best Web sites to help you scrimp through the recession.

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The Outlook for Albany

Liz Benjamin, columnist and writer of the Daily Politics blog for The Daily News and Irene Liu, political writer at the Times Union and blogger for Capitol Confidential, discuss reform in the statehouse and how senate Democrats will settle their leadership battle.

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Digital TV Transition

Gale Brewer, City Council Member and chair of the Committee on Technology in Government, explains what New Yorkers need to know about the transition to digital television.

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War in Gaza

Akiva Eldar, senior political columnist for Ha’aretz and author of Lords of the Land: The War for Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007, talks about Israel’s continuing assault on Hamas in Gaza.

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