Radio Economics

Radio Economics is a very cool site run by Dr. James Reese, an economics professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate. 

The professor produces "Economics Podcasts via telephone with Economists worldwide."

We had a rambling discussion, downloadable as an MP3 for your podcasting pleasure, covering everything from why Wall Street economics tend to be less than useful to investors, to a day in the life of a market stategist. 40 minutes of my nasal, dulcet tones.

Prior interviews include Mark A. Thoma of the University of Oregon (I did a WSJ econoblog with Mark a in June) and Dr. Nouriel Roubini of Stern School of Business at New York University, who also runs the econ meta blog RGE Monitor.

You can see the full list of interviews here.

UPDATE May 25, 2005 11:22pm

I see the interview is no longer at ITMS — so here it is in all its nasal glory:

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UPDATE September 5, 2005 9:22pm
I download most of the interviews on Radio Economics, and then burned  a disc of Dr. Nouriel Roubini of New York University and RGE Monitor, Dr. Mark A. Thoma of the University of Oregon and Economist’s View, and Dr. James Hamilton, Economics Professor at University of California San Diego and

It made for an informative and fascinating ride out to the Hamptons!


Radio Economics
Barry Ritholtz is chief market strategist for Maxim Group (MP3)
Dr. James Reese
University of South Carolina Upstate, Thursday, September 01, 2005

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It appears the damage to New Orleans region is far worse than originally expected. As we did with the Tsunami, here are numerous resources that you may find helpful in keeping informed about the damage, and making donations to help survivors:

1) Relief Organizations

Known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S. (and Non-denominational also)
88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT USA 06902
Toll Free: 1-800-486-HELP (4357) Phone: 01-203-658-9500

American Red Cross
(You can also donate via or the iTunes Music Store)

Salvation Army

see below for complete list of charities

2) News Coverage

Yahoo! FULL COVERAGE: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Google Groups katrina relief aid

The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page

3) Weather Related Resources

National Hurricane Center

Actual Water Level Measurements, at New Orleans, LA
USGS 073802338 IWW @ I-510 Bridge (Paris Rd)

See this Google Map for location:,+New+Orleans,+LA+70129

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Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding) /index.html

4) Government Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency

City of New Orleans

Louisiana Governor’s Office

Mississippi Emergency Management

Louisiana Homeland Security

5) State Government Resources

Louisiana Emergency Road Closures

Mississippi Emergency Road Closures

Alabama Emergency Road Closures

Florida Emergency Road Closures

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Update

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