THIS JUST IN: It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

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 THE ROOTS LAUNCH SECOND ANNUAL

ROOTS PICNIC!

 

Starring

THE ROOTS

TV ON THE RADIO, THE BLACK KEYS

SANTIGOLD, ASHER ROTH & MORE

And a special performance:

 PUBLIC ENEMY performs
IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK

backed by ANTIBALAS and THE ROOTS

 

PHILADELPHIA’S FESTIVAL PIER AT PENN’S LANDING

Saturday, June 6 @ 2pm

 

Tickets Go On Sale This Friday, March 20 @ 10am

 

Get tickets at LiveNation.com, 877-598-8696, EFC Box Office (111 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd, PA / cash purchase is service-charge free on-sale only) and Festival Pier (Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden St, Phila, Pa / day-of-show only)

 

Tickets: $49.50 (advance) | $50 (day-of-show)

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NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gretchen Morgenson discusses the latest news in bailouts and banking — including the recent revelation that insurance giant AIG plans to pay $450 million in executive bonuses to the employees who work in the unit that crippled the company and contributed to its $40.5 billion loss. AIG’s spending habits and the identity the other companies it transacts with — also known as its counterparties — have been are under particular scrutiny since the company received $175 billion in taxpayer guarantees as part of the federal bailout. In her Mar. 14 New York Times article, “At A.I.G., Good Luck Following the Money,” Morgenson hypothesized why AIG’s actions have angered so many, writing: “Even as investors, employees, communities and taxpayers have been battered by the crippled financial system, A.I.G.’s counterparties were saved from losses on deals they struck with the insurer.” Morgenson is an assistant business and financial editor and columnist for The New York Times, the author of Forbes Great Minds Of Business and the co-author of The Woman’s Guide To The Stock Market.

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