Economy

Changing Careers

May 11, 2009

Workers today face stagnant wages and ongoing threats of down-sizing. Some see gloom and doom, others see opportunity. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests offer advice on changing careers in a time of economic uncertainty.

Update on Health Care Reform

May 11, 2009

Guest host Steve Roberts leads a discussion of the latest efforts to meet time lines set by Congress and the White House to overhaul the nation's health care system, including proposals to offer a public insurance option.

Credit Card Bill of Rights (Rebroadcast)

May 10, 2009

The House of Representatives passed a credit card holder's Bill of Rights with strong backing from President Obama. A look at industry practices and efforts to curb abuse.

News Roundup - Hour 1

May 8, 2009

The Friday News Roundup. The government releases results of bank stress tests. Fed Chair Ben Bernanke sees a recovery beginning later this year and the Administration will not seek criminal charges against the authors of the harsh...

A Conversation with Ted Turner

May 7, 2009

From media mogul to philanthropist, Ted Turner discusses his life as a yachtsman, baseball team owner and bison rancher. The billionaire talks about his latest projects, including green energy advocacy.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: "The Age of the Unthinkable" (Little Brown)

May 6, 2009

A leading global strategist offers a revolutionary model for thriving in these unpredictable times.

The Fate of the Newspaper Industry

May 6, 2009

Senator John Kerry calls a hearing on the future of newspapers as "The Boston Globe" faces the threat of closure. A look at the fate of the newspaper industry in the midst of a recession.

Credit Card Bill of Rights

May 5, 2009

The House of Representatives passed a credit card holder’s “Bill of Rights” with strong backing from President Obama. A look at industry practices and efforts to curb abuse.

Frank Partnoy: "The Match King" (Public Affairs)

May 4, 2009

The story of a 1920s business genius whose innovations set the stage for our modern financial markets and whose spectacular fall led to the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bill Gates Sr: Showing Up for Life (Doubleday)

April 29, 2009

The father of Microsoft’s billionaire founder Bill Gates talks about family, friendship, and his work as co-chair of one of the world’s biggest philanthropic organizations.

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