Chemicals & Central Bankers

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

On today's show we'll discuss the hidden dangers of common household products. Also, the complications of our nation’s eminent domain laws. Then, two time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole. We’ll also talk to Liaquat Ahamed about the crucial role a few central bankers played in exacerbating Great Depression.

Dangerous Household Chemicals

Look under your sink lately? There are more than 100, 000 chemicals used in commercial products in this country, and only about 1% have been studied for any possible health consequences. We’ll talk about the dangers these chemicals (and potential alternatives) with Monona Rossol. She is President and founder of ...

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Little Pink House

Eminent domain law in the United States changed dramatically after 2005 Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London. Investigative journalist Jeff Benedict tells the story of case and the people behind it in his book Little Pink House.

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Christine Ebersole

Two time Tony award winner Christine Ebersole has performed on Broadway, appeared on television and film and released numerous recordings. Her engagement at Café Carlyle has just been extended through February 11th.

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Lords of Finance

Many people think the Great Depression resulted from a chain of events that no one person of government could control. Liaquat Ahamed reveals that, in fact, a small number of bankers were primarily responsible for the economic meltdown in his book Lords of Finance.

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