Tag: Economy
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Interview
Airdate: February 17, 2010

Washington Post economic reporter weighs in on the administration’s stimulus plan—one year later.

Job seekers at an employment fair in Southern Florida.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 18th, 2009

There have been Op-Eds in The New York Times saying that “blacks are the ones who are taking the brunt of the recession, with disproportionately high levels of foreclosures and unemployment.” But a recent article in the paper asserts that the recession is helping bridge the racial divide in a suburb of Atlanta. The article [...]

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 16th, 2009

As the three-day World Summit on Food Security in Rome began addressing the more than one billion people worldwide who are going hungry Monday, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that 17 million American households (14.6%) had “difficulty putting enough food on the table at times during the year” in 2008. [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
November 11th, 2009

As the House managed to pass a healthcare reform bill over the weekend, the recession continued to impact the ability of American families to maintain healthcare coverage. In October alone, the unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent. So we want to hear from you. Have you lost healthcare coverage because of the recession? [...]

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Interview
Airdate: November 9, 2009

New York Times journalist talks about his book Too Big to Fail, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how decisions made on Wall Street led to the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Interview
Airdate: October 21, 2009

NYT Op-Ed columnist talks about the growing backlash over Wall Street bonuses, pressure on the working class and the government’s need to address poverty.

Interview
Airdate: October 21, 2009

Former presidential candidate weighs in on the situation in Afghanistan and explains points made in his book, End the Fed.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
May 18th, 2009

In a report out this week, the Economic Policy Institute says that more than half of African American children will likely be living in poverty next year. The numbers are staggering. The overall childhood poverty rate will climb to 27% and the poverty rate for African American children will reach 52.3% in 2010.

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May 8th, 2009

Before you drop a lot of cash on your mother this weekend, keep a few things in mind. First, Mother’s Day began as an anti-war protest and was not intended to be the commercial holiday that it’s become. Second, flower retailers are gearing up for you to send humongous bouquets to the mothers in your [...]

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April 22nd, 2009

Today marks the 39th Earth Day. And even though the annual celebration on April 22nd began in the United States, it’s now a global celebration, with a billion people expected to participate this year. Here are some articles to read, ideas to ponder, ways to observe the day and a documentary to watch (or not [...]

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