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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It’s St. Patrick’s day, but the news out of Ireland is not much to celebrate. Niall O'Dowd, founder of Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper, talks about his new online venture. Then, why the pub is more than just a place to get a pint. Plus, how the Obama administration is trying to make sure big banks continue to help small businesses.

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Niall O'Dowd

Standing Pat

Niall O'Dowd, founder of Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice newspaper, talks about his new online venture. Are you Irish? Irish-American? What's the important news today for you? Comment below!

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Helping Small Businesses

William Dunkelberg, chief economist at the National Federation of Independent Business and chairman of Liberty Bell bank, Cherry Hill, NJ discusses the Obama administration's new plan to help free up credit for small businesses. And Tasha Norman, president of the NYC chapter of the National Association ...

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No Excuses

Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and author of The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty talks about how we have the ability to end poverty despite the economic downturn.

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Governor Paterson: Year 1

WNYC reporters Elaine Rivera, Cindy Rodriguez, and Matthew Schuerman discuss David Paterson's first year as New York's Governor and how his administration has affected New York City.

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Endangered Pubs

Bill Barich, author of A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub, explains that, while “Irish Pubs” continue to open around the world, fewer and fewer can actually be found in Ireland.

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Saving the MTA

State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith revealed his plan for saving the MTA minutes ago. Daily News Albany bureau chief Ken Lovett discusses the latest on the future of the MTA.

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Video: New Yorkers and the Recession

Check out this great video from the WNYC News Blog. Oates Ritthichai went out and spoke with New Yorkers both about the toll the recession is taking, but also the ways in which they are maintaining normalcy in their day-to-day expenses.

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