Great Depression

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Mysterious Origins of Monopoly

Friday, March 20, 2015

Many people wrongly attribute the origins of Monopoly to an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold the game to the Parker Brothers during the Great Depression.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Could The 2008 Recession Have Been Avoided? Lessons From the Great Depression

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Barry Eichengreen compares the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008, in his new book Hall of Mirrors.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Invisible Photographer Who Captured The Great Depression

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dorothea Lange's photography, which includes the iconic image "Migrant Mother," defined the images of the Great Depression. Yet few know her story, struggles, and profound body of work.

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Transportation Nation

History: The Glory That Was the Original Bay Bridge

Friday, August 30, 2013


The new eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge opens on Tuesday. It is so long overdue and mired in engineering mishaps that all public ceremonies marking the occasion have been postponed, if not outright canceled. That's a stark contrast to the mood when the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened on November 12, 1936.

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It's A Free Country ®

Taibbi and Prins: Occupying Wall Street Before it Was Cool?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[Banks are] continuing to overvalue awful assets that they created into the 2008 beginning of the current crash we have, and they're being given a free pass by the Federal Reserve, the government, and everything else, which is exactly what happened in 1929.

Nomi Prins, senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker, and author of the new novel Black Tuesday, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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