Kamran Afshar http://wdiy.org en The Federal Reserve's Influence on the Economy on Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/federal-reserves-influence-economy-economic-pulse <div><p></p><p><em>How does the Federal Reserve influence the economy?</em></p></div><div style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Dr. Afshar explores what the Federal Reserve is, how it affects banks and businesses, and the specific tools it uses to influence the economy. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:46:10 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 39280 at http://wdiy.org The Federal Reserve's Influence on the Economy on Economic Pulse Promise Neighborhood on Lehigh Valley Discourse http://wdiy.org/post/promise-neighborhood-lehigh-valley-discourse <p></p><p>Although public education is available to all youth, the preparation of youngsters to start school varies widely.&nbsp;&nbsp; Some of the children may be enrolled in a formal Pre-K program; some may have engaged families or extended families.&nbsp; But what if they don’t?&nbsp; How can the child without those experiences adapt and excel?&nbsp; One answer that is locally being explored is Promise Neighborhoods.&nbsp; Join host Sally Handlon as she explores this new approach with guests Edward Meehan and Dr. Kamran Afshar. (Original air date, July 18, 2013.)</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:13:59 +0000 Rebecca Walz 23553 at http://wdiy.org Promise Neighborhood on Lehigh Valley Discourse