Podcast for March 27th
Our guests were:
- James K. Galbraith, author of the new book, “The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too” (Free Press). James holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin. He is a senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute. He is Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security, an international association of professional economists. An archive of his writings as well as his current research can be found at the University of Texas Inequality Project web site. He served on the staff of the US Congress, including as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2003. His most recent writing includes, “In Defense of Deficits,” and, “Oh Please,” on Alan Greenspan's non-mea culpa for the financial collapse.
- Dr. Oliver Fein, MD, is president of Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Fein is a Professor of Clinical Public Health in the Department of Public Health at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow when
he worked as a legislative assistant in the office of Senate Democratic Majority Leader, George Mitchell. On the local level, Dr. Fein has been concerned with access to healthcare for vulnerable populations and the role of the Academic Health Center. He spent 17 years at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center developing ambulatory care practices at the Medical Center and in community. He is also on the Board of the American Public Health Association.
- Terry McDermott is a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Terry is an Encore Fellow at the Columbia Journalism Review. His article, “Dumb Like a Fox: Fox News isn't part of the GOP; it has simply (and shamelessly) mastered the confines of cable.” His new book, “101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory,” will be released on April 6.
Kevan Harris, 'The Radical Pessimist', spoke with us live from Tehran. Kevan has an article online entitled, “Are the Iranian Poor a Bunch of Welfare Queens.” Wanna read it? Simply click on his name. He's also got a new piece at the Middle East Report entitled, “The Politics of Subsidy Reform in Iran.”
Dave Buchen, Our Man in San Juan,' told us what's going on in Puerto Rico.
Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.