The People’s Business Older Shows

The People’s Business can be heard on the first Thursday of every month from 8 to 9 am on WRPI Troy. View upcoming and recent programs.

Larry Mishel, Harvey Rosenthal

February 3, 2011. Given the apparent trend around the country of governors (especially newly elected governors) mounting significant attacks on labor unions, Larry Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss the historical context of relationships between public sector unions and their government employers.

Harvey Rosenthal, executive director of the New York State Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, will also be on the show to talk about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ambitious Medicaid redesign process and the … (read more)

David Callahan: Fortunes of Change

October 14, 2010. This edition of The People’s Business featured an interview with David Callahan about his new book, “Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America.” David is a co-founder of Demos and now leads its international program.… (read more)

Bob Brandon, Daphne Kenyon, Bob Cohen

September 9, 2010. Bob Brandon, Campaign Director of Americans for Responsible Taxes, discussed the current debates about the federal tax cuts that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2010, including the tax cuts enacted under President Bush in 2001 and 2003. He also discussed and the improvements in the American Opportunity Tax Credit (for college expenses), the Child Tax Credit, and the Earned Income Tax Credit that were enacted as part of the 2009 Recovery Act and … (read more)

Nicole Woo, John Whiteley, Susan Antos

August 5, 2010. Nicole Woo, Director of Domestic Policy for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discussed the work of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and the recommendations that this commission is considering in the name of “reforming” the Social Security system. Nicole also discussed the remarks that she would be making later that day at a briefing being presented by the Older Women’s Economic Security Task Force of the National Council of Women’s (read more)

The People’s Business: Archive of Older Shows

July 5, 2007. History professor Felicia Kornbluh (then at Duke) began the show speaking about her new book, The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America. Next, the People’s Business turned to challenges facing contemporary moms on temporary assistance, with guest Yvonne Shields, a member and leader of Community Voices Heard. Susan Antos, an attorney with the Empire Justice Center, wrapped up the show with a discussion of current welfare policy issues.

June 7, (read more)