"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.”
Economists, mortgage industry executives and government officials are meeting today to discuss the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Diane and guests explore the debate over the government’s role in the U.S. housing market.
- Douglas Holtz-Eakin chief economist, director, Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2006, and senior domestic policy adviser to the McCain Campaign and a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
- Sarah Rosen Wartell executive vice president, Center for American Progress
- Linda Couch senior vice president for policy, National Low Income Housing Coalition
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