State of the Nation

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On today’s show, Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. We’ll talk to economic advisor Leo Hindery, Jr. and The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg about the economy, the jobless recovery, and the proposed bank tax. Then we’ll delve into the life and presidency of James K. Polk. And Stacy Parker Aab discusses her experience being an intern in the Clinton White House. Plus, we’ll look at the history of “disaster response” from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to today’s crisis in Haiti.