Richard Ravitch

Richard Ravitch appears in the following:

How to Fix the MTA

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Former New York State Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch, who's been credited with saving the MTA in the late 70s and early 80s, makes a case for how to solve our subway problems today. 

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When Cities Go Broke, They Call Him

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

From saving NYC from bankruptcy in the 1970's to his latest assignment in Detroit, Richard Ravitch, former New York State Lt. Governor, member of the State Budget Crisis Task Force and author of So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises, shares what he knows about the causes of and cures for state and local fiscal crises.

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Richard Ravitch: State Budget Crisis

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Richard Ravitch is the former New York State Lt. Governor and Co-chair of the State Budget Crisis Task Force. Ravitch joins us to talk about the task force that he and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker convened and the gloomy picture for state governments.

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This Albany Life

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This past weekend This American Life set its lens on New York State's financial crisis with Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch.  Host Ira Glass and the Lt. Governor join us to talk about possible budget fixes.

Tune in at 8pm tonight to hear a re-airing of This American's Life's original segment!

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Closing the Gap

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New York State’s Lieutenant Governor, Richard Ravitch, offers his suggestions for restructuring the budget.

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Closing the Gap

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Drastic cuts and structural overhauls may be in the future for states with troubled finances. New York’s Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch talks about his proposed plan to reshape the state’s budget process. And Jon Shure, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, gives us an update on state budget ...

Ravitch Recommends

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Richard Ravitch, former chairman of the MTA and the head of the commission charged with advising Governor Paterson, talks about the latest proposals in Albany and the future of NYC transit.

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Bonus Time

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The March 25th deadline looms large for the MTA. Richard Ravitch, head of the Ravitch Commission, talks about why he stands by his MTA rescue plan despite opposition in the State Senate. Also, WNYC's Beth Fertig on the hot-button issues of mayoral control. Plus, March weekly guest Simon Johnson explains ...

Mr. Fix-It

Monday, December 08, 2008

Richard Ravitch, principal in Ravitch, Rice & Co and former chair of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, reviews the proposals of the commission he chaired to get the MTA on sound financial footing.

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To the Rescue

Monday, December 08, 2008

Richard Ravitch is credited with saving the city’s transit system in the 80’s and now he’s at it again. Plus, the nitty-gritty of filing for unemployment and why New Yorkers don’t carpool.