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Friday, January 30, 2009

In the final installment of his month-long series on the show, MTA head Elliot Sander answers questions about what the stimulus package holds for the local mass transit, and takes your questions. Plus, follow-up-Friday investigates the role of medical supervisors during waterboarding sessions; if newspapers should be bailed out; and a song about Pluto. Check Out the Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page and Add Your Story!


Elliot Sander

NYC's Future

Greg David, editorial director of Crain's New York Business, previews their conference "The Future of New York City."

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Mutual Respect

Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, senior news correspondent for Middle East Broadcasting Center television (parent company of Al Arabiya TV), discusses the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by the CIA chief in Algeria and what it means for the Obama Administration's effort to re-establish mutual respect with the Muslim world.

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Super Ads

Bob Garfield, co-host of WNYC's "On The Media" and Advertising Age columnist, looks at the effects of the recession on Super Bowl advertising.

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Your MTA

Elliot Sander, executive director and CEO of the MTA and January's weekly Thursday guest, answers listeners questions about changes to MTA service and fares. Howard Roberts, president of the New York City Transit Authority, joins Elliot Sander to answer listener calls and comments on New York City transit.

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Following Up: Medical Supervision of Interrogations

Nathaniel Raymond, senior investigator for Physicians for Human Rights, talks about how waterboarding is supervised by medical professionals.

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Following Up: Bailing Out Newspapers

Jay Rosen, professor of Journalism at NYU and the man behind Pressthink, discusses some of the more creative ideas of how to help the struggling newspaper industry.

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Following Up: Pluto Song

Clare Muldaur Manchon of Clare and the Reasons follows up on her song about Pluto. Event: Clare and the Reasons are playing a show tonight at the Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan. You can buy tickets here.

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