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Today on Your Call: What economic changes would you like to see?

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On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation with veteran journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele, authors of The Betrayal of the American Dream. They argue that since the 1980s, the ruling elite, with the help of Republican and Democratic politicians, have sold their business-friendly reforms to the American people in the name of economic efficiency. Instead, the middle class has been systematically impoverished. Join us  at 10am PST or post your comment here. What will it take to achieve equity and prosperity for everyone? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

James Steele, contributing editor of Vanity Fair, former journalist for Time, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Kansas City Times

Donald Barlett, contributing editor of Vanity Fair, former journalist for Time, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Daily News and Cleveland Plain Dealer

Web Resources:

Barlett & Steele

Commonwealth Club:  Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele : "The Betrayal of the American Dream"

Reuters: Labor's share of income falls, widening wealth gap: study

CNBC: Wealth Gap Widens Between Congress, Others in US

 

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.