Rich Histories

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On today’s show guest host Mike Pesca fills in for Leonard Lopate. He’ll speak with MIT professor Simon Johnson about U.S. financial history and how the six megabanks still standing control more than 60 percent of the country’s GDP! Then, Josh Axelrad explains why he left Wall Street for a career in professional blackjack. Also, a film location scout looks at scenes from classic movies to show how New York City has changed over the years. Plus, former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent Hugh Pope on his experiences working and living in two dozen countries throughout the Middle East.