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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The details of the health care bill continue to emerge, and the negotiations over reconciling the Senate and House bills has begun. Stephen Moore, Senior Economics writer for Wall Street Journal, offers his take. Plus, inside the college admissions process and your questions about college applications answered; legendary sportswriter Ira Berkow on his greatest Yankees columns ever; and end-of-year financial tips.

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Guests:

Ira Berkow and Stephen Moore

Breaking: Trains Down

Updates from WNYC's Brian Zumhagen and listeners on the snarled Amtrak system do to a "low voltage problem" throughout the Northeast.

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America’s Mayor. Not New York’s Gov.

Rudy Giuliani won’t be running for governor, the former mayor announced yesterday. He endorsed Rick Lazio. Josh Robin, political reporter for NY1 joins us to talk about Rudy’s decision and the political landscape for 2010 races.

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Conservative Health Care Politics

Steve Moore, senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of The End of Prosperity, reacts to the latest in the health care countdown.

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End-Of-Year Financial Tips

There's lots you can do between now and January 1 to save some dough. Amy Feldman, associate editor for Bloomberg Business Week, gives end-of-year financial advice, from spending your FSA money to making charitable donations to taking advantage of expiring tax credits.

Got last-minute financial questions you need answered? ...

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Healthcare's Cost to NY

When healthcare reform takes effect, New York State will have to pick up more of the tab for Medicaid funding. Hon. Eliot Engel, Democratic congressman from the 17th district (parts of the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties) discusses what healthcare reform will cost New York and how ...

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Inside the Admissions Process

The new year brings college application deadlines and Jordan Goldman, founder of the student-run college admissions site Unigo, discusses how to prepare the best application, common pitfalls, and what admissions officers are really looking for.

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Summers in the Bronx: Yankees Stories

In his new book Summers in the Bronx: Atilla the Hun and Other Yankees Stories, legendary sports columnist Ira Berkow compiles his favorite stories about the Bronx Bombers.

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