No Place Like Home

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In her new book Gimme Shelter, Mary Elizabeth Williams connects her own tale of buying a home in New York at the height of the real estate bubble to the larger financial crisis. Plus, the local impact of the lifting of the ban on federal funding for stem cell research. Help Steve Coll Blog The Stimulus. Instructions Here!

Madoff Sound Off

Victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme want to speak in court when he appears in court on Thursday. What would you say to Bernie Madoff? Comment below! (and keep it clean!)

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Prostitution and the Law

Patricia Pileggi, criminal defense attorney, partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, former federal prosecutor serving as the chief of the public integrity unit of the Eastern District of New York, talks about prostitution and the law, on the anniversary of Spitzer scandal.

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No Place Like Home

Mary Elizabeth Williams, culture critic for The Takeaway, host of’s Table Talk, and the author of Gimme Shelter, gives her perspective on the recent real estate bubble.

Join Mary Elizabeth Williams for a talk on the housing crisis, Wednesday, March 11th at ...

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Stem Cell Stimulus

Susan Solomon, CEO and co-founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, and Michael Christman, president and CEO of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, talk about the impact federally funded stem cell research may have on the New York/New Jersey area.

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Obama's Disability Agenda

The Obama administration has an ambitious agenda for disability issues, but where will it fit in to his other legislative priorities? Day Al-Mohamed is Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer with the American Psychological Association and serves on the board of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities - ...

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DIY Prom Dress

Fern Bass, founder of the Bass Arts Studio in Montclair, NJ, and fashion designer Fabiola Arias talk about the class on how to "make your own prom dress."

Will you be spending less on prom this year? Comment below.

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Small Business Indicators: Insurance Costs

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One of the underlying goals of our Uncommon Economic Indicators project is not just to gather interesting stories, but to try and notice patterns, connect listeners, and possibly ...

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