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Friday, March 06, 2009

If our capitalist economic system goes up in flames, what should replace it? Writer and socialist Barbara Ehrenreich has some ideas. Also: the high cost of winter tomatoes and the Grand Concourse at 100.

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Barbara Ehrenreich

Small Business Indicators

Stemming from some stories in our Uncommon Economic Indicators project, the Brian Lehrer Show and the WNYC Newsroom are teaming up to investigate the cost of health insurance on local businesses. Small Business Owners: How much have your health insurance premiums gone up this year? What are you ...

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New Jersey's Economic Challenges

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey's stimulus money, Governor Corzine's upcoming budget, and whether state government workers will be furloughed.

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Seize the Moment

As conservative Republicans call President Obama's economic policies the advent of the U.S.S.A., writer Barbara Ehrenreich offers a socialist's view of the economic situation.

EVENT Meltdown panel discussion tonight at 8PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.

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Naked Lunch

Barry Estabrook, contributing editor at Gourmet magazine, talks about why he says Florida is fertile ground for forced labor. He's joined by Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, farm worker and staff member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).

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Follow Up Friday: Maplewood Blogs, Waldorf Schools and Gay Marriage

Why are there now four "hyper-local" websites in Maplewood, NJ? Joe Strupp, senior editor at Editor and Publisher (and, full disclosure, the man behind one of Maplewood's sites) explains. Then, a little primer on Waldorf schools. Plus, a call-in for our LGBT listeners. Is marriage the ...

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Grand Concourse at 100

Holly Block, executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, talks about their new exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Grand Concourse. Did you grow up around Grand Concourse? Do you live there now? Share your memories below!

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