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Friday, July 24, 2009

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly with the latest on the international money laundering scheme that led to the arrests of several New Jersey politicians, Brooklyn religious leaders, and dozens of others yesterday. Plus, two filmmakers on the changing nature of the Lower East Side and Chinatown; the international market for human organs; and why sleeping naked is green. Halted Development Map: Help pin-point more! Vote In Our Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest!

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Bob Hennelly

NJ Corruption Scandal Widens

Details continue to emerge about the corruption scandal that has implicated the mayors of Hoboken and Secaucus, two state assemblymen, five rabbis and dozens of others. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is reporting the story.

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Cash-For-Clunkers

President Obama's "cash-for-clunkers" program starts today. Jeff Plungis, reporter for Bloomberg News, explains how to negotiate the program and if it will really jump-start car sales as intended.

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Documenting Neighborhoods in Transition

The Asian American International Film Festival is this weekend. Two of the films screening tonight document two changing neighborhoods in Manhattan. MA Shumin, director of "The Lower East Side: An Endangered Place", talks about her film on the changing Lower East Side neighborhood. Plus, ...

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Illegal Organ Trafficking

Along with the various public officials and religious leaders arrested yesterday, 58 year old Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn was charged with trying to arrange a kidney donation for $160,000. Anthropologist Nancy Scheper- Hughes has investigated the illegal organ racket for almost a decade. She talks about how she blew ...

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It's Easy (But Annoying) Being Green

Vanessa Farquharson, arts reporter and film critic at the National Post in Toronto, spent a year adding one tactic of "green living" to each day. Her new book is Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days.

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