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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Peter Schiff predicted the economic meltdown – and he has lots to say about the plans to fix it. Then, a look at the Iraqi elections and the future of democracy throughout the Middle East. Plus, personal finance expert Anya Kamenetz takes a look at student loan woes. Check Out the Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page and Add Your Story! New Feature: You can now call in your story to 1800-543-2543!

Guests:

Anya Kamenetz and Peter Schiff

Prime Time Obama

Sam Stein, Political reporter at the Huffington Post (who got to ask President Obama a question at Monday night's press conference) and Alessandra Stanley, chief television critic for The New York Times, talk about President Obama's first prime time news conference.

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Economic Response

Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a brokerage firm based in Darien, CT, talks about how he predicted the economic crash and responds to the latest economic sector recovery plan.

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Generation Debt: Student Loans

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Student loan woes ...

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Iraqi Control

Patrick Tyler, former New York Times chief correspondent and author of A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East--from the Cold War to the War on Terror, talks about Iraq's interim council and the selection of a new cabinet.

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A Silver Lining

Wayne Barrett, senior editor at the Village Voice, talks about State Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver's connections to the appointment of Jonathan Lippman as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.

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Bossing Us Around

Jon Fine, media columnist for Business Week, discusses the spat between Bruce Springsteen and Ticketmaster over tickets to his latest tour, as well as the proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger. Do you have Bruce tickets? Were you redirected to more expensive tickets when you tried to buy ...

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