Mortgage Cramdown

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Barack Obama's new $75 billion plan aims to help refinance mortgages and avoid bankruptcy and foreclosures. How will it affect the NYC region, and how will it mesh with local efforts in place to already help homeowners? Plus, how Lynda Resnick sold pomegranates to the world. And, a bittersweet goodbye to the Brian Lehrer Show's executive producer Nuala McGovern, who leaves after a decade of service.

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Nuala McGovern and Lynda Resnick

Housing Plan

Mark Winston Griffith, executive director of the Drum Major Institute, and Jose "Joey" Torres, mayor of Paterson, NJ, look at the Obama administration's new housing recovery plan, and how government programs and local activism are already at work preventing foreclosures.

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The Number Revisited

Lee Eisenberg, author of the 2006 book The Number, on his piece for Portfolio Magazine, who asked him to revisit and update his theory.

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Generation Debt: Credit Score

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: Rescuing your credit ...

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Business Talk

Lynda Resnick, entrepreneur behind POM and Fiji Water, shares her secrets of brand-building in her new book Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business. What's your trick to marketing a big idea in this economy? Comment below!

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Our One

The Brian Lehrer Show says goodbye to Executive Producer Nuala McGovern, who has worked on - and been the heart and soul of - the show since 2000. She shares some of her favorite memories and some tips for putting together a great BLS segment. ...

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Brown Bag Lunches: Caviar Taste on a Peanut Butter Budget

Some lunch equipment from the Roving Gastronome blogger, Zora O

Some lunch equipment from the Roving Gastronome blogger, Zora O'Neill

One uncommon economic indicator that several listeners have noticed is how crowded the office refrigerator is getting with everyone trying to save money ...

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