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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

There’s a loophole for limited liability corporations in New York’s campaign finance rules. WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly explains the loophole and reports on who’s behind these LLC’s and which candidates are accepting money from them. Plus, creative commons and intellectual property; the NYC charter revision; and taking UFO sightings seriously.

NYC Economic Outlook

Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with a local economics roundup.

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Train Troubles

Melissa Lafsky, editor-in-chief of The Infrastructurist, and Steve Anderson of Infrastructure USA, discuss recent train woes on the LIRR and New Jersey Transit lines.

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Cultural Commons

Lewis Hyde, author of Common as Air: Revolution, Art and Ownership, discusses his new book about creative commons and intellectual property in the modern age.

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Limited Liability Campaigning?

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, looks at the "loophole" in campaign finance of limited liability companies.

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City Charter Changes

Matthew Goldstein, chancellor of the City University of New York, and the chair of the New York City Charter Revision Commission, talks about the conclusion New York City charter review process and the decision to put term limits on the ballot in November, with a "grandfather" clause.

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Leslie Kean, investigative reporter and author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, has spent the last ten years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon and shares the stories in her new book.

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