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Thursday, January 08, 2009

In the first of his regular Thursday appearances. MTA chief Elliot Sander discusses fare hikes, service cuts, and how to save our subway system. And, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe on the perils of artificial turf. Plus, how are NYC’s retailers performing, and what’s the effect on workers?

Guests:

Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Elliot Sander

January Guest: Elliot Sander

Elliot Sander, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the Brian Lehrer Show's weekly guest for the month of January. Got a question for Lee Sander? Ask it below!

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Retail Economics

Lynn Thomasson, stock market reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses declining sales and an increasing number of layoffs in the retail industry.

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James Parrott, chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, and Leslie Price, senior editor of

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Get the Lead Out

Adrian Benepe, Commissioner of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department and Betsy Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York, on the closing of a Harlem park due to elevated lead in the artificial turf and other concerns about synthetic fields.

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Live Coverage: Economic Policy Speech

Tyler Cowan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Josh Irons, Research and Policy Director at the Economic Policy Institute, preview President-Elect Barack Obama's speech on economic policy.

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Live coverage of President-Elect Barack Obama's speech from George Mason University on the economy.

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Birth of a Midwife

Cara Muhlhahn, certified nurse midwife and the author of the memoir Labor of Love: A Widwife’s Memoir (Kaplan Publishing, 2008), discusses the issues around home births and what led her to become a midwife.

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