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Monday, March 02, 2009

Budgets, bank bail-outs, stimulus spending – big numbers are at stake. Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg talk about their latest special, “Bad Bank” and Politifact’s Bill Adair fact-checks the debate over all those dollars. Plus, managing the mayhem at a Brooklyn car service.


Bill Adair, Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson

They're Bad

Planet Money’s Alex Blumberg of This American Life and NPR international business and economics correspondent Adam Davidson take another look at the financial crisis -- bad banks, toxic assets and taxpayer bailouts.

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Talking Budget

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor of The Nation, discusses the Obama administration's budget and their ambitious first-term agenda.

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Car Service

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Financial Fact-Checking

Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, fact-checks some of the debate on the economy.

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Snow Day!

NYC schools are off for the first time in five years. Teachers and students are happy, but probably not as happy as ski resort owners. Joel Klein, Chancellor of the NYC schools talks about what makes a snow day. Then, Mary Conklin, owner of the Thunder Ridge Ski Resort in ...

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Downtown Chautauqua

Yehuda Duenas and James Stanley, co-founders of the National Theater of the United States of America, talk about their latest work Chautauqua! now at PS 122, based on the 19th century adult education movement.

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