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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Find out how weakening global currencies are affecting international trade - and what that means for the possibility of recovery. Also, chef and restaurateur Pino Luongo tells hilarious and shocking tales of the NYC restaurant world. Plus: a look back at the worst humanitarian crises of 2008.

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Pino Luongo

Global Money Slump

Currencies all over the world are slumping – from the Mexican peso to the Indonesian rupiah. Find out how devalued global currencies are affecting international trade, and what that means for the possibility of recovery. Marc Chandler is global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman.

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Pino Luongo: Passion, Pain, and Pasta

Chef and restaurateur Pino Luongo tells hilarious and shocking tales from the New York City restaurant world. His new memoir is Dirty Dishes: A Restaurateur’s Story of Passion, Pain, and Pasta.

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2008 Crises

Hear about the worst humanitarian crises of 2008, and whether there’s anything that we as individuals can do to help. Nicolas de Torrente of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres talks about their recently-released "Top Ten" list of 2008.

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