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Today on Your Call: Who should be held responsible for the financial crisis?

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the banking crisis of 2008. Not one executive has been charged or imprisoned. In the late 1980s, during the Savings and Loan crisis, over 1,000 cases resulted in more than 800 jailed bank officials. What’s different about this crisis? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. Who do you think should be held responsible for the financial crisis? Should they face criminal charges? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar

Guests:

Mark Calabria, director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute

William Black,  an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a former bank regulator

Web Resources:

New Economic Perspective: Fiat Justitia? Breuer fires blanks on elite financial frauds

Newshour:  Wall Street and the financial crisis

Huffington Post: Too Big To Jail: Wall Street Executives Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges, Source Says

Huffington Post: Why the Bankers Aren't In Jail

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.