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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A key MTA board has approved a budget that drastically reduces both bus and train services, including discounted student fares. Gene Russianoff of the Straphanger’s Campaign discusses what to expect and why the MTA is in such dire shape. Plus, Greg David on how to really get banks lending again; why the 2000s are the Bunker Decade; and the search for a stove that can save the world.

Guests:

Greg David and Gene Russianoff

MTA Cuts

Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at NYPIRG Straphangers campaign, and Neysa Pranger, director of public affairs for the Regional Plan Association, review the drastic service cuts approved by the MTA's Finance Committee to close a budget gap.

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Call In: Are You Changing Fields?

According to a New York Times/CBS News poll, about 70% of unemployed adults are thinking about changing fields. We want to hear from you.

If you're unemployed, are you thinking of changing your line of work? What did you do and what are you thinking of doing ...

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Volunteering No More

In her article for Slate's XX Factor, columnist and author Helaine Olen argues that volunteering at her children's school is counter-productive.

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Bank Lending Reform

Coverage of banking reform continues with Greg David, former Crain’s New York Business editorial director – now director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Aughts Review: The Bunker Decade

In a recent article Michael Schaffer says the “Aughts” began with hiding in metaphorical bunkers, but ended with the bunkers of Iraq. He is the author of the book One Nation Under Dog.

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The Perfect Stove

Half of the world’s population still burn wood, dung, coal, or other solid fuels for cooking, which leads to environmental and health hazards around the world. So how do you build cheap, durable, clean-burning stoves for three billion people? The New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger reports on the quest ...

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