Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

Review: Darkly Funny 'Hangmen' Full of Compelling Twists

Saturday, February 10, 2018

What seems like an eccentric character piece becomes, in playwright Martin McDonough's deft hands, a darkly comic thriller that is also a meditation on the justice of revenge. 

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Months Later, Puerto Rico Still Struggling

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Republican tax bill could make the recovery on the island even more challenging.

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Review: 'Meteor Shower' Sizzles — Then Fizzles

Saturday, December 16, 2017

What starts off as audacious comedy ends up betraying everything that came before.

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Congress on Track to Pass GOP Tax Bill

Friday, December 15, 2017

House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal on a major tax bill, and are expecting a final vote next week. What's at stake for taxpayers? 

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The Influence of Affluence

Friday, December 08, 2017

Since the 2008 recession, income inequality has grown along with the obsession for money and status. "Generation Wealth" by Lauren Greenfield examines what it says about our society.

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The Complicated History of the Christopher Columbus Statue

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

For those who want it taken down, he's a representation of a genocidal, European explorer. But to Italian immigrants, there's another story.

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Changing the Culture at Work to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Friday, December 01, 2017

As more men are accused of sexual harassment, companies are scrambling to find prevention strategies. But are they working? 

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Wall Street and the Republican Tax Plan

Friday, November 17, 2017

The House passed the Republican tax reform bill and now it's up to the Senate to vote on its version. One industry that stands to benefit from both versions of tax reform: Wall Street.

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Review: Relying on the Kindness of Strangers in "The Band's Visit"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Egyptians. Israelis. A small town that rarely sees strangers. You might expect this would lead to hostility and political fireworks. But that's not what happens in this delicate musical.

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Review: 'M. Butterfly' Revival Is Contemporary, Challenging, and Chilly

Saturday, November 04, 2017

David Henry Hwang's play delves into many contemporary issues: transgender people, the way white people see Asian cultures, and how some men use sex to have power over women. 

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When Debt Became King

Friday, November 03, 2017

In his new play, "Junk," Pulitzer Prize-winner author Ayad Ahktar explores the moment in the 1980s when finance and debt came to define capitalism and our way of life.

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The Sackler Family, Its Wealth and Opioids

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Sacklers are one of the richest families in America. A significant part of that wealth comes from the family business, Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller, OxyContin.

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Bernstein Returns to the New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A three-week festival through mid-November presents symphonies and other works to honor the orchestra's longtime former music director, Leonard Bernstein.

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Two Beloved Stories Retold Through Dance

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One is based on a Hollywood movie that's a cult classic among dancers. The other is from a Persian and Arabian folktale about two star-crossed lovers.

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Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell nearly 23 percent, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today? 

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Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell nearly 23 percent, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today? 

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. Here's what the response says about today’s financial system.

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Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. What the response says about today’s financial system.

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again? 

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