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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Acceptance (and rejection) letters for area private schools recently went out, but how is the economic climate factoring into parent's decisions? And, March weekly guest Simon Johnson explains some of the more confusing economic phenomena. Plus, Rufus Griscom on how "literate smut" leads to urban parenting.

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Guests:

Rufus Griscom and Simon Johnson

Open Phones: The Letter

Acceptance (and rejection) letters for area private schools recently went out. Are you a parent of a kid who got accepted? Is the economic climate affecting your decision? Is there part of you that wishes they hadn't gotten in, thus avoiding a difficult decision? And, if your child didn't get ...

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Immigrant Housing

Javier Valdes, Deputy Director of Make the Road New York and Brad Lander, senior fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development, discuss their recent work on how immigrants are particular affected by tenant housing.

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March (Economic) Madness

Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and co-founder of The Baseline Scenario blog, focuses on a different facet of the economic crisis each week in March. ...

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Justice Deferred?

Scott Horton, a law professor and contributing editor at Harpers Magazine, where he writes the No Comment blog, talks about the recent Justice Department's release of memos detailing the Bush Administration's presidential powers.

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Babble Rouser

Rufus Griscom, founder and current CEO of Nerve Media, talks about the 10th anniversary (and companion book) of "literate smut" site Nerve and the rise of parenting site Babble.

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Incentive to Film

New York Times Metro reporter Christine Haughney writes about the film and television industry need for tax incentives to continue to work in New York.

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