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Jan 1, 2013

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It's a new year, but there's still drama surrounding the old fiscal cliff. What's holding up a deal in the House? And how does Britain feel about the entire ordeal? Plus, some advice for our Congress from fed-up New Yorkers and austerity-worn
Greeks. With a new year comes new resolutions. If your pledge was to get in shape, take a listen to our story on personal trainers. We also explore a plan to protect Manhattan from flooding and Oscar voting. Here's to a great 2013!

Segments From this episode

Plan to secure Manhattan from flooding leans on nature

Jan 1, 2013
After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.

Oscars vote deadline is extended

Jan 1, 2013
Motion picture academy gives voters more time to navigate new electronic system.

What's up, Europe? Greece, Spain and the fiscal cliff

Jan 1, 2013
Fiscal cliff drama is playing out on American airwaves, but are Europeans paying attention? And what advice can the cash-strapped nations of Greece and Spain offer American lawmakers?

When it comes to personal trainers, buyer beware

Jan 1, 2013
Plenty of Americans will resolve to get in shape with the help of a personal trainer in 2013. But the personal training field is unregulated, and clients may not always know what they're getting.

Britain glad, but not surprised, over fiscal cliff's end

Jan 1, 2013
British worry that Americans will just keep printing money, rather than focus on our own austerity measures.

What are your financial New Year's resolutions?

Jan 1, 2013
Saving more? Not buying your daily latte? Big or small, we want to know your financial New Year's resolutions.

New Year's resolutions for Congress

Jan 1, 2013
We asked New Yorkers what resolutions they think members of Congress should make for 2013.

What's holding up a House vote on the fiscal cliff deal?

Jan 1, 2013
After a day of wrangling, the House voted to approve a fiscal cliff deal late Tuesday night. What was the reason behind all the gridlock?

It’s a new year, but there’s still drama surrounding the old fiscal cliff. What’s holding up a deal in the House? And how does Britain feel about the entire ordeal? Plus, some advice for our Congress from fed-up New Yorkers and austerity-worn
Greeks. With a new year comes new resolutions. If your pledge was to get in shape, take a listen to our story on personal trainers. We also explore a plan to protect Manhattan from flooding and Oscar voting. Here’s to a great 2013!

Music from the episode

Nuclear Seasons Charli XCX
Drive Bobby McFerrin
Eh, La Bas Kid Ory
Icky Thump The White Stripes
I'm Shipping Up To Boston Dropkick Murphys