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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Unemployment figures continue to climb, but other economic indicators are more positive. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at financial analysis and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight, talk about what they see in the numbers. Plus, Paul Golberger returns for more Cityscapes talk; the latest Madoff news; and scoping out street art.

Guests:

Dean Baker, Nariman Behravesh and Paul Golberger

Road to Recovery?

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at financial analysis and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight and author of Spin Free Economics; and Marisa Di Natale, senior economist at Moody’s Economy.com, discuss some of the hopeful and ...

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Cityscapes: Green Architecture

The April series, done in collaboration with the WNYC Culture department's new project on the changing NYC architectural environment, continues. The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger is joined by Stephen Cassell, of Architecture Research Office LLC, who also advises the city's green task force ...

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Show Me The Money

Earlier this week New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced charges against financier J. Ezra Merkin in connection with the Madoff case. Amir Efrati, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, talks about the charges against Merkin, the latest in the Madoff case, what is ...

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Open Phones: Passover and Easter Extras

Are you celebrating Passover or Lent in your own way? Jews: What’s the FIFTH Passover question for 2009? Christians: What did you give up for Lent that fits the times?

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YUEI: Street Art

There have been a few recent submissions (1, 2, 3, 4) to the Uncommon Economic Indicators project highlighting economic-themed graffiti and street art. Marc Schiller and Sarah Schiller, founders of the Wooster Collective, a website dedicated to ...

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WordArt on the street: Recession

Brian had Marc and Sarah Schiller, founders of the Wooster Collective, in to talk today about the street art that our eagle-eye listeners have posted to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators. Wooster Collective is a website dedicated to showcasing street art from around the world, so they had a pretty ...

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