Streams

Led Astray

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

On today’s show: James Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg discuss why they think Wall Street and our leaders in Washington have made things difficult for the American middle class. Tanner Colby takes a look at America’s complicated history of racial integration. Kurt Andersen talks about his new novel, True Believers. Plus, the gurus of how-to take your calls on home repair!

It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!

Political strategist James Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg argue that Washington and Wall Street have made life difficult for the average American. In It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! Carville and Greenberg make the case that our political parties must admit their failures and that voters must reclaim their voice.

Comments [22]

The Strange Story of Integration in America

Tanner Colby points out that while racial equality is the law of the land, actual integration is still hard to find, and that in most of the country, black people and white people don’t spend much time together—at work, school, church, or anywhere. Colby set out to discover why, and in Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America he chronicles America’s relationship with race and integration.

Comments [12]

Kurt Andersen on True Believers

Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, discusses his new novel, True Believers. The story alternates between the present and the 1960s—and captures the enduring impact of the social upheaval of that time on the ways we live now. The narrator, Karen Hollander, is a successful attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court because of a 1968 episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. She’s about to make that secret public—but first she has to track down the answers to some crucial last questions.

Comments [5]

The Gurus of How-To Beat the Heat

The Gurus of How-To, Al Ubell and Larry Ubell, are here to offer advice on home repair matters, from air conditioning to roofing.

Call 212-433-9692 with your questions or leave a comment below!

Comments [31]

Guest Picks: Stan Greenberg

Pollster Stan Greenberg was on the Lopate Show, along with political strategist James Carville, to talk about how the middle class is getting squeezed in today's economy. He also told us he's a fan of the TV show "Homeland." Find out what else he's a fan of!

Comment

Guest Picks: James Carville

Political strategist James Carville was on the Lopate Show, along with pollster Stan Greenberg, to discuss how the middle class is getting squeezed in today's economy. He also told us that he's a fan of the weather. Find out what else James Carville's a fan of!

Comment

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.