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Who Stole the American Dream? Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Hedrick Smith

12/11/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we’ll talk about the decline of the middle class in the US—with former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith.

But first- three listener comments about yesterday’s call-in shows. One comment is about yesterday morning’s interview with former health insurance executive Wendell Potter, another is about the fiscal cliff and another is about the last caller to yesterday’s Last Call program. Here’s what three listeners had to say:


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Journalist Arun Gupta has travelled 10,000 miles across the US covering the Occupy movement

01/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

The Occupy movement in this country is in its 5th month. The movement which says it represents the 99% of Americans against the extraordinary power wielded by the 1% has seen mass marches, confrontations with police, arrests, serious injuries and has changed the public debate over what national issues are most important.

Journalist Arun Gupta has covered the Occupy movement since it began in September in New York City. Since then he’s traveled to occupy sites around the country. He’s a...

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How to revive American manufacturing

08/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up at 10:30 we’ll talk with the head of a group that’s trying to revive manufacturing in the US.

But on the first part of today’s program let’s open up the phone lines.

For the better par of the past month there’s been a fierce debate in the US about whether to raise the debt ceiling and what government programs to cut.

Lost in all the discussion is the fact that we are in the fourth year of a serious recession. While some maintain that cutting government spending w...


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