If you haven’t listened to the “This American Life” episode from June 19, you should. Put it on while you’re working out, taking a bath or bored with your friend’s crappy story – I guarantee your jaw will drop at least once. Ira Glass rips into Albany, interviews Dick Ravitch and all around let’s us know that, while not the only state in budget shortfall (48 of them are), we’re amongst the worse.
Go ahead, click the link and edify yourself. Just stream the whole thing, it’s free – that’s what public broadcast is for.