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Your Call: The American retirement crisis


We’ll have a conversation about the state of retirement in the US. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the share of families with retirement savings declined after the 2008 Great Recession.

Half of all families in the US have less than $5,000 in retirement accounts. Sixty percent of black families and 75 percent of Hispanic families don’t have any retirement savings. How are you preparing for retirement? Join us live at 10am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, you.


Jeff Faux, fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite is Sending the Middle Class 

Teresa Ghilarducci, labor economist and author of  How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is

Web Resources:

Jeff Faux

Teresa Ghilarducci

Washington Post: Congress could pump the brakes on these new retirement plans

Yahoo: This professor says it's time to kill your 401(k)

EPI: The State of American Retirement


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.
Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.