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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch proposed a plan yesterday to close budget gaps in New York State. We’ll break down the proposal and take a look at worries about too much borrowing. Plus, filmmaker Michael Moore’s take on the economy; and tech guru Peter Rojas on free Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband.

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Guests:

Michael Moore and Peter Rojas

The Ravitch Plan

Senior fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, E.J. McMahon and deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, James Parrott discuss Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch's plan to borrow money to ...

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Inspector Gadget: Wireless Everywhere

Today is the second installment in the month-long series with tech guru Peter Rojas, founder of gdgt, Engadget, and Gizmodo.

Today’s Topic: The prospects of free universal Wi-Fi; and what that'll mean for your phone's ability to help you connect with other users.

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For the Love of Money

Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, whose most recent film Capitalism: A Love Story was just released on DVD, talks about the economy, health care, and movie-making.

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Help Wanted: Meet Lauren; and Banking Futures

The Brian Lehrer Show is continuing the Help Wanted project, which tracks five locals on their job hunts. Today, meet Lauren, our new participant. She worked as a capital markets and investment banking associate until she found herself part of a firm-wide downsizing.

Then, Tracy Handler, Director of the ...

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