"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Wednesday, President Obama announces administration plans to stem the nation’s rising tide of foreclosures. Differing views on what may or may not work, and what’s in the taxpayers’ interest.
- Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "Plunder & Blunder the Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy" (PoliPointPress)
- Julia Gordon senior policy counsel, Center for Responsible Lending
- Cena Valladolid CEO of Consumer Credit Counseling Service, based in Las Vegas
- Steve O'Connor senior vice president of government affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association
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