Mon., August 22
More Than Wheels

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Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

The Callie Crossley Show

Marjorie Garber and Alicia Anstead join us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

The Callie Crossley Show

Garen Daly joins us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

The Callie Crossley Show

Peter Kadzis, Gintautas Dumcius and Sue O'Connell join us.

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Callie Crossley Show

Arnie Arnesen, Robert Whitcomb and Brian Rosman join us..

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

The Callie Crossley Show

Leon Neyfakh joins us.

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

The Callie Crossley Show

Elihu Rubin joins us.


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More than Wheels

More Than Wheels was started in 2001 by two New Hampshire car salesmen. Robert Chambers and Leo Hamill saw that car buyers with bad credit and finances were taking out credit lines that were borderline usurious. They were desperate to get to work, run errands and get family members where they needed to be, and they were willing to do just about anything.

Enter More Than Wheels. The small nonprofit began offering low-interest loans to customers in tight financial situations. They negotiated with car dealers on customers' behalf to buy smooth-running, fuel-efficient cars. And most importantly, they counseled them on their credit, about getting debt in order and establishing a financial plan. And they keep at it, month after month, year after year, till customers are back on their feet. More Than Wheels has been such a success that it's been expanded into metro Boston to serve a whole other customer base.

Here to talk about the program today are More Than Wheels CEO, Terri Steingrebe, and Tammy Trahan, a client of the program. They were both profiled in the New York Times.

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