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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Can high prices at the pump be a good thing? Christopher Steiner, senior staff reporter at Forbes Magazine, finds the silver lining in his new book $20 PER GALLON: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better. Plus, advice for consultants; and myth-busting ideas about health. Check out the BL-Show Cup-of-Joe map, highlighting listener's favorite coffee shops!


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Albany: Law and Disorder

With his attempt to appoint Richard Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor, Governor David Paterson has raised a host of legal and constitutional questions. Stewart Sterk, professor of law at Cardozo Law School, looks at what to expect if the case hits the courts.


The Cost of the Stalemate

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli assesses just how much the crisis in Albany is costing the city, and his proposal to withhold lawmakers paychecks until an agreement is reached.

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Cyber Attack!

U.S. and South Korean computers have been hit over the past few days by a barrage of cyber attacks, possibly from North Korea. Siobhan Gorman, intelligence and homeland security correspondent from The Wall Street Journal, explains the latest.

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The Work Search: Consulting

Nick Corcodilos, the man behind "Ask the Headhunter" and weekly guest for the month of July, discusses how to most successfully navigate the job market. This week: the advantages and disadvantages of consulting work. Special Deal for WNYC Audience: If you use the code ...

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The Upside of High Gas Prices

Christopher Steiner, senior staff reporter at Forbes Magazine and the author of $20 PER GALLON: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better, talks about how higher gas prices will lead to sweeping changes -- many positive -- in America. ...

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Everything You Know About Health Is Wrong

Should you wait an hour after eating before swimming? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Will lifting something heavy give you a hernia? Dr. Aaron Carroll, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism at the

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President Obama: Grease Trucks Calling

The President is visiting New Brunswick next week. He's visited burger joints, so why not the famed "Grease Trucks" near the Rutgers campus? Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record, previews the visit, and talks about what Obama should eat. Help convince the President to visit ...

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