Economy

The Federal Government Shutdown And The Power Of The Tea Party

October 2, 2013

Congressional Tea Party members and their Republican supporters hold firm to a federal shutdown over the Affordable Care Act. Diane and her guests to discuss the power of the Tea Party and its political future.

The Federal Government Shuts Down

October 1, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the politics of the government shutdown and budget battles in Washington.

Juan Zarate: "Treasury's War: The Unleashing Of A New Era Of Financial Warfare"

September 16, 2013

Former senior Treasury and White House official Juan Zarate gives an insider's view of how America developed a financial warfare program in the wake of 9/11.

Implications of America's New Gilded Age

September 12, 2013

For the first time in a century, the top 10 percent of earners took in more than half of the country's total income. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss how America's growing wealth inequality affects our society, politics and economy.

State Health Care Marketplaces: Who Will Buy And Why

September 10, 2013

In three weeks, uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage through state health care exchanges. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss who will buy and why.

The Freelance Economy (Rebroadcast)

The Freelance Economy (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2013

As many as one-third of workers in the United States -- an estimated 42 million people -- work as freelancers. While freelancing offers flexibility and autonomy, it also comes with no benefits and no job security. A look at the pros and cons of the new "freelance economy."

Fifty Years After The March On Washington

August 28, 2013

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

The Declining Government Workforce

August 28, 2013

The U.S. unemployment rate has been trending downward, but most of the jobs growth has been in the private sector. What a decline in government jobs means for the economy.

The Economic Impact Of Airline Mergers

August 14, 2013

The Justice Department, along with several state attorneys general, dealt American Airlines and US Airways an unexpected blow by seeking to block their proposed merger. The airlines say their union would increase competition, but critics fear higher prices and reduced service. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of airline consolidation on consumers and local economies.

The Changing Suburbs

The Changing Suburbs

August 7, 2013

For decades, the suburbs were seen as ideal communities for middle and upper class families looking for good schools and safe communities. But now, suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.

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