Doubling Up

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Many working poor are crowding in with families and friends to avoid homelessness. Leticia Ledan has been on both sides of this phenomenon, and she shares her experiences. Plus: Womenomics; blowing the whistle on an illegal organ ring in Brooklyn; and sampling the best food from around the world—without the expense of a trip.

This is a best-of Brian Lehrer Show, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!


Leticia Ledan

Illegal Organ Trafficking

Along with the various public officials and religious leaders arrested on July 23, 2009, 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 ...

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Your Uncommon Economic Indicators: Doubling Up

Live from the Greene Space!
Members of Picture the Homeless, Letitia Ledan and Russell Pinsley, talk about obtaining an apartment after being homeless, and doubling up. Steven Greenhouse helps explain how the recession is affecting the working poor.

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On Her Time

Katty Kay, BBC World News America anchor and Claire Shipman, senior national correspondent at Good Morning America, say women should be changing workplaces to suit their needs in their new book Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success.

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Eating Globally, Travelling Locally

Mark Hokoda, editor and writer at, edits Chow's New York newsletter, goes around the world through food found in the boroughs.

Share your favorite local global food find! Comment below.

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