Great Recession

The Leonard Lopate Show

Who the Great Recession Left Behind

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert traveled across the country to report on Americans struggling in an economy that hasn't fully recovered from the economic downturn.

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The Takeaway

Why One Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 02, 2014

More than five years after the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, only one major banker has gone to prison for crimes contributing to the Great Recession. The lack of prosecutions have deep roots in the Department of Justice.

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The Takeaway

Hope Fades in Ukraine Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club

Friday, May 02, 2014

Kidnapping Tragedy Opens Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club | Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies | New Movie Reviews of the Week | Why Just One Big Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

Rep. Engel on Syria; Five Years After Lehman Brothers; Gender Divisions at Harvard and Beyond

Friday, September 13, 2013

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) weighs in on the debate as to the best course of U.S. action in Syria. Plus: Five years after the financial collapse, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair reflects on the state of banking; Jodi Kantor of the New York Times discusses her reporting on gender and class divisions at Harvard Business School; Andrew Bacevich on the gulf between the American public and our all-volunteer military; and how much water you actually need to drink.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Paul Krugman on the "Fiscal Cliff"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, Nobel Prize-winning economist, and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington and how he thinks it should be resolved.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: How to Grow the Economy

Friday, September 14, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and Manoush Zamorodi of WNYC's New Tech City on how government measures can boost the economy and move Americans towards an end of the Great Recession. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paul Krugman Weighs In

Monday, June 04, 2012

Paul Krugman, op-ed columnist for the New York Times and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses his views of the economy and how to fix it--and the politics of getting it done.

→ Event: Paul Krugman at Union Square Barnes and Noble | Tonight at 7pm | More Info

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The Takeaway

"The Go-Nowhere Generation": Why Aren't Young Americans Hitting the Road to Find Jobs?

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Today’s generation is literally going nowhere." That’s the argument Todd Buchholz and his daughter Victoria make in a recent Op-Ed published in The New York Times. Census Bureau data shows that the chance a 20-something will move to another state has fallen more than 40 percent since the 1980s. Meanwhile, the proportion of young adults living at home has nearly doubled. The Buchholzes say what we’re seeing is a shift in attitude — and that today, more than ever, young people are less willing to leave their hometowns to find better opportunities.

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