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Karen Mantler's Lean Songs for Lean Times

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Karen Mantler has felt the economic downturn. In fact, her new album is called "Business is Bad." But for Karen, less has always been more. Her jazzy songs are lean, witty, and keenly observed, without an once of fat, or an extra note. She brings her new trio, with Doug Wieselman and Kato Hideki, to the WNYC Studio, joining David Garland for performances and conversation.

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The Takeaway

SAC Pays Record $1.2 Billion Insider Trading Fine

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors has plead guilty to insider trading violations and will pay a $1.2 billion penalty-- the largest fine of its kind in history. The Takeaway is joined by Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor for The Guardian U.S. to discuss the latest details of this developing story.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Hank: 5 Years from the Brink”

Friday, September 13, 2013

Joe Berlinger, director of the documentary “Hank: 5 Years from the Brink,” a portrait of Hank Paulson, Secretary of the Treasury and former CEO of Goldman Sachs. For three weeks in September 2008, Paulson was the one person charged with preventing the collapse of the U.S. economy, and he tells how he worked to persuade banks, Congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts—even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis, and the bailouts themselves, morally reprehensible. “Hank: 5 Years from the Brink” is available exclusively on Netflix September 16.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Changing Workplace

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Co-Founders of Nextspace and co-authors of Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace, Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner, advise employees and employers on how to adapt to the changing workplace.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Matt Taibbi on the Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi discusses what new documents reveal about the role that the rating agencies played in the 2008 financial meltdown. His latest article is "The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

White Collar Criminals

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Susan Will, assistant professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a co-editor of the new book How They Got Away With It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown, and Saskia Sassen, sociology professor at Columbia University and contributor to the book, discuss what brought about the economic crisis of 2008.

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The Takeaway

How to Bounce Back

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The first decade of the 21st century saw an untold number of crises and disasters, and they seem to be coming harder and faster than ever before. Andrew Zolli, author of "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back," tells us what we can learn from these crises.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Economic Crimes

Monday, June 04, 2012

When he won the Oscar for the documentary "Inside Job," director Charles Ferguson asked why no one responsible for the financial crisis went to jail.  He looks for answers in his new book Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America.

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The Takeaway

"The Go-Nowhere Generation": Why Aren't Young Americans Hitting the Road to Find Jobs?

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Today’s generation is literally going nowhere." That’s the argument Todd Buchholz and his daughter Victoria make in a recent Op-Ed published in The New York Times. Census Bureau data shows that the chance a 20-something will move to another state has fallen more than 40 percent since the 1980s. Meanwhile, the proportion of young adults living at home has nearly doubled. The Buchholzes say what we’re seeing is a shift in attitude — and that today, more than ever, young people are less willing to leave their hometowns to find better opportunities.

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WQXR Blog

Barcelona Opera House Latest Victim of Financial Crisis

Saturday, February 04, 2012

The Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona's opera house, has become the latest victim of the economic crisis hitting Spain as it announced it will close for two months in a bid to cut costs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hard Times and the Rise of the Right

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, discusses why the economic crisis and recession has brought about the revival of conservatism. In Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right, Frank examines the conservative idea that the economic system be made harsher on the recession's victims and offer bigger rewards for winners.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anita Hill on Home, Gender, and Race

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

When Anita Hill testified during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in 1991, she sparked a national conversation on sexual harassment and women's equality in politics and the workplace. Now she turns her attention to another symbol of economic success and equality—the home. Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home looks at how the current housing crisis is devastating to families, communities, and cities.

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The Takeaway

S&P Warns France and Germany of Downgrade

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Standard and Poor's announced on Monday that it is considering a credit rating downgrade for both Germany and France, the euro zone's two biggest economies. The move takes place as euro zone countries meet in Brussels in an attempt to stop the ongoing crisis. The two countries currently have a top-notch AAA rating from the agency. Standard and Poor's said that 13 additional euro zone countries are also vulnerable to downgrade as a result of the continent’s economic crisis. 

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Schoolbook

New York Rated Tops in Nation for School Choice

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A report by the Brookings Institution rates New York No. 1 in the nation when it comes to school choice, finding that it provided the most freedom to students and parents and the most relevant information on educational performance.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Watching the Ticker to Watching the Meter

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Michael Grynbaum, New York Times Metrodesk transportation reporter, talks about bankers and traders who have turned to taxi driving after they’ve lost their jobs on Wall Street. He’s joined by Scott Curtis, who spent 25 years as a trader on Wall Street and now drives a cab, which lets him to meet potential employers. Grynbaum’s article “Eyes Once on the Ticker Are Now on the Meter,” appeared in the Times on October 14.

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The Takeaway

Jeffrey Eugenides Romances the Novel in 'The Marriage Plot'

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A new novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides follows three college students graduating in the midst of an economic downturn. With unemployment around 10 percent, the characters try to find ways to cope — moving home, busing tables, applying to graduate school. One flees the country entirely, running from the recession at home to volunteer in India. It sounds like a novel set in 2011, until Eugenides' characters start calling each other from land line phones and writing letters home from abroad. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anita Hill on Gender, Race, and Home

Monday, October 10, 2011

When Anita Hill testified during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in 1991, she sparked a national conversation on sexual harassment and women's equality in politics and the workplace. Now she turns her attention to another symbol of economic success and equality—the home. Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home looks at how the current housing crisis is devastating to families, communities, and cities.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan served two terms during the financial crisis that caused America’s major car companies to teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. Her plans for education reform, economic revitalization, clean energy, and infrastructure development were sidelined by a perfect economic storm. In A Governor’s Story, she tells how she managed the economic crisis in Michigan, and shares the ideas helping American industry recover nationwide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Matt Taibbi on the SEC and Wall Street

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi discusses his latest article, “Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?”  For the past two decades, according to a whistle-blower at the SEC who recently came forward to Congress, the agency has been systematically destroying records of its preliminary investigations once they are closed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Pinched

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don Peck examines how the recession has changed the places we live, the work we do, and even who we are. In Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Future and What We Can Do About It, he looks at how the middle class is shrinking faster, wealth is becoming more concentrated, new college graduates are struggling, and working-class families and communities are under growing pressure. 

Don Peck’s article “Can the Middle Class Be Saved” is the cover story in the September issue of The Atlantic magazine.

How has the recession changed your life? Leave a comment below.

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