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Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Obama administration continues to try and lure the private sector into buying up toxic assets, but is the PPIP program working? Newsweek’s Daniel Gross examines the details. And, gambling is being contested in New Jersey – and it’s unclear what the smart money thinks will happen. Plus, how effective is medicine for ADD? Check Out The Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page And Add Your Story!

Guests:

Daniel Gross

Hip to PPIP

Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek, Slate columnist and the author of Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation (Free Press, 2009), talks about the Public/Private Investment Plan-- the latest effort to get toxic assets off the banks' books. Book promo: Email dumbmoneybook@gmail.com ...

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Spread the Green Around

Ethan Pollack, policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, talks about green investments and how green jobs could change the face of the labor market.

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Betting on Sports in the Garden State

Michael Pollock, managing director at Spectrum Gaming Group, updates us on local gaming initiatives--including news that one NJ state senator has filed a lawsuit to legalize sports betting.

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ADHD Drugs

Shankar Vedantam, Washington Post staff writer, talks about new studies that show that Attention Deficit Disorder medicine may not be effective long-term. Are you on medication for ADHD? Are you a doctor who has prescribed this medication? What do you think of its effectiveness? Comment below!

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Brain Gear

Dr. John Medina, director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University; professor of bioengineering at University of Washington School of Medicine, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School (Pear Press, 2009), talks about how brain ...

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