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REBROADCAST: Emergence

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This spring, parts of the East Coast will turn squishy and crunchy -- the return of the 17-year cicadas means surfaces in certain locations (in patches from VA to CT) will once again be coated in bugs buzzing at 7 kilohertz. In their honor, we're rebroadcasting one of our favorite episodes: Emergence.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Japan's Abenomics and the world economy

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Japan's Abenomics and the world economy

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WNYC News

South Street Seaport Businesses Struggle Post-Sandy

Friday, March 01, 2013

Four months after Sandy, few tourists and New Yorkers are plying South Street Seaport's cobblestone streets. The neighborhood's derelict feel conjures up a phrase no business owner wants to hear: ghost town.

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Money Talking

Saturday Coffee Table: Money Talking Weekend Reading

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine tell us what they're reading this weekend. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Drone On Gabfest

Friday, February 08, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. This week: Obama's drone policy and his upcoming SOTU, plus Leonhardt's new eBook, Here's the Deal.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Al Gore Looks Toward the Future

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore tells Leonard Lopate what will drive global change in the decades to come.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Diagnoses

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nobel laureate economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman shares his thoughts on how the economy is doing and how to make its recovery stronger. We’ll take a look at Henry Ford—a Michigan farm boy grew up to become one of our most influential innovators. Dave Barry talks about his latest novel about a destination wedding in Florida that goes awry. Plus, Dr. Leana Wen on why she thinks the art of the medical diagnosis is being lost and what that means for us as patients.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Japan's Economy and Fiscal Stimulus

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a major stimulus package designed to jolt the county's lagging economy. Journalist Eamonn Fingleton and Financial Times U.S. economics editor Robin Harding examine the health of the world's third-largest economy, and the recent pledge by the Bank of Japan to buy bonds in potentially unlimited quantities with .

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Statistics Can Be Fun

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Charlie Wheelan, author of Naked Economics and Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, explains statistics to those who slept through the class.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Underlying Logic of the Office

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan explain why everyday dysfunction is actually inherent to the very nature of organizations. In their book The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office, they show the economic logic of why organizations exist in the first place and look at how they’re structured—from the cubicle to the CEO’s office.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Military Brain Drain

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Tim Kane, chief economist at the Hudson Institute and the author of Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution, talks about how the Pentagon is losing its best officers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Obesity around the World

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Charlotte Howard, health care correspondent for The Economist, talks about the magazine’s special report on global obesity and ways to address it around the world.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The looming political showdown in Italy

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The looming political showdown in Italy

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The World in 2013

Friday, December 07, 2012

Daniel Franklin, editor of The World in 2013, The Economist’s annual publication focused on the trends, issues and ideas that will shape the year ahead, discusses the most pressing issues of 2013, the major predictions for the year ahead, which well-known individuals are making them, how this year’s global election results affect the rest of the world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Subsidizing America

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Per capita, New Yorkers pay $210 towards business tax subsidies each year. Louise Story, reporter for The New York Times investigations desk, discusses her new series on how business incentives impact local economies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fiscal Negotiations Latest

Monday, December 03, 2012

Heidi Przybyla, Washington reporter for Bloomberg, discusses what is on the table and what is off the table in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paul Krugman on the "Fiscal Cliff"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, Nobel Prize-winning economist, and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington and how he thinks it should be resolved.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Antifragile

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains how to thrive in an uncertain world. In his new book, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine.

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The Takeaway

Child Poverty on the Rise in the United States

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Poverty is on the rise in the United States and has been during the last decade, especially among children. Since 2001 child poverty rates have increased by 4.7 percent. Krissy Clark, the senior reporter for Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk, is covering the implications of child poverty in the United States. 

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The Takeaway

After the Election Comes the Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, November 08, 2012

With the presidential campaign season coming to an end, the media is desperately looking for something else to endlessly obsess over. Luckily, we'll have to look no further than the so-called “fiscal cliff,” that combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect after the New Year. Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, explains.

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