Monday, March 23, 2015
When Wallace won a "genius grant" in 1997, he moved to Illinois, started taking tax accounting courses at a state college, and discovered the spiritual side of khakis and the IRS.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The budget proposed by Senate Republicans this week lays out a plan to grow the middle class, one that couldn’t look more different from President Obama’s plan to grow the middle class. Jeffrey Toobin and John Cassidy join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Democrats and Republicans have and haven’t learned about economics over the past thirty years.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thick markets, thin markets, and the triumph of attributes over compatibility.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
With primary season approaching, politicians on both sides of the aisle are speaking out about one of the biggest challenges facing the nation: the gulf between rich and poor. On this week's episode, Jill Lepore and George Packer join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the language that politicians are using to address economic inequality.
Monday, March 09, 2015
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades. Somali immigrants say the move is cutting off a vital lifeline — and may actually harm the fight against terror.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
From the halls of The Department of Homeland Security to a courtroom in Brownsville, TX, the fallout from President Obama's immigration policy is being felt. Jeffrey Toobin and Ryan Lizza talk with Dorothy Wickenden about Obama's executive action and the backlash in Congress and the courts.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
China has made major investments Latin America in the last few years. But it's pushing their economies back to a simple export business for raw materials.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Chinese New Year begins next week and all across China people are getting ready. It’s a time for visiting friends and relatives. Throughout the country, people stock up on fruit to eat at home with family and to give as gifts. These days, Chinese shoppers are opening up their wallets for a particular luxury item — imported fruit.
Monday, February 16, 2015
The Takeaway explores Egypt's retaliation against the Islamic State, a disturbing new report on Jehovah's Witnesses, and Angela Merkel on the world stage.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Venezuela is suffering through the world's highest inflation and rampant shortages of consumer goods, like milk, sugar, toilet paper — even condoms. But one thing Venezuela does have a lot of is oil. And thanks to government subsidies, it also has the cheapest gasoline in the world. But maybe not for much longer.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In his first broadcast interview since taking over as president of the Asia Society, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reveals a new vision for the future of Asian geopolitics.