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Friday, September 18, 2009

William D. Cohan, revisits the week the global economy imploded...a year later. Then, we’ll take a look at subway art in New York City—from graffiti to public installations. Curator Walter Liedtke discusses an exhibition of Dutch paintings on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—featuring a very rare visit by Vermeer’s masterpiece "The Milkmaid." Plus our latest Please Explain is all about trees.

A Year After the Economic Meltdown

William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street revisits the economic crisis, the bailout, and looks at where we are now, a year after the failure of Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG, and the start of ...

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Art and the Subway

WNYC culture is exploring how New York commutes. Visit WNYC's Door to Door project where you can watch some video profiles of commuters and listen to other WNYC segments in the series.

Tracy Fitzpatrick explains how New York City’s subway has captured the imaginations for people around ...

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Vermeer's The Milkmaid

Walter Liedtke, Curator in the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of European Paintings, discusses the exhibition "Vermeer’s Masterpiece The Milkmaid." For 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage to Manhattan from Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum has sent "The Milkmaid," one of the most admired painting by Johannes Vermeer, to the Metropolitan ...

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Week of the Collapse: The Bailout

All this week we're telling the stories behind the unraveling of our financial system in two minutes or less. A year ago today talk began of a government bailout for the financial industry in the form of a sweeping 3-page memo that covered a $700 billon proposal. This segment contains ...


Please Explain: Trees

You may have noticed that leaves have started turning, marking the end of summer. On today’s Please Explain we'll find out why leaves change color and everything else about trees, with Jessica Argate, Forest Manager, New York Botanical Garden, and David Allan Sibley, author of The Sibley ...

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