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Thursday, February 26, 2009

The federal stimulus money is on its way to New York. Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) talks about how he’ll spend it. Plus, Jonah Lehrer on the intersection between behavioral economics and neuroscience; and DJ Kool Herc and the West Indian origins of hip hop.

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DJ Kool Herc, Jonah Lehrer and Governor David A. Paterson

Stimulating New York

David Paterson, Governor of New York, talks about New York's portion of the federal stimulus bill and the latest on the state budget. New Yorkers: What project in your neighborhood could use stimulus dollars? Comment below!

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Generation Debt: Making A Plan

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: Anya answers some lingering ...

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Decisions, Decisions

Jonah Lehrer, editor at large for Seed Magazine, contributor to Radio Lab and the author of How We Decide, explains how humans make decisions using the latest insights from behavioral economics and neuroscience. What's the most rational or irrational decision you've ever made? What's your decision-making approach ...

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Home of Hip Hop

Steve Zeitlin, executive director of City Lore, and Patricia Chin, owner of VP Records, talk about the West Indian roots of hip hop. Plus, DJ Kool Herc on the early days of hip hop in New York.

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Crowdsourcing: Lunch

Yonnette Fleming, Just Food community chef and City Farms trainer, looks at the Brian Lehrer Show lunch project and offers a few ideas of her own for tasty packable lunches.

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