On October 28, 2018, Brazil elected far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as president. He assumed office on January 1, 2019. What has been happening in Brazil during the first few weeks of his presidency? On today’s episode, we get the updates from Victor Pougy, a journalist based in Rio de Janeiro. He and Esty discuss the […]
On this segment, host Allen Ruff and guest Nomi Prins take a deep dive into the current state of the global economy. Prins clarifies the difference between the economy, the financial system, and the monetary system and gives an insider’s look into the world of banking and finance. Topics include the increasing risks banks are […]
You’d think there would be enough news about climate change. I mean, the Perpetual Notion Machine has done their fair share of programs covering the topic, from water and lakes to a land ethic to endangered species to a People’s Climate March. So, in this episode we have TWO stories. PNM’s Will Cushman talks with […]
Unemployment may be down in Wisconsin, but is the economy up? Not according to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe. This week on our Democracy Check Up, McCabe talks about income inequality, underemployment, and the increasing reality of a jobless economy, which threatens democracy.
(WORT) — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker delivered the annual State of the State address this week. The Governor was to turn the corner on a failed presidential run in 2015 and lackluster approval ratings.
Every so often, we check in with our far flung correspondents from around the nation and the globe. This week, we check in with our friends at WTJU, in Richmond Virgina. UVA Economics Professor John Mclaren says “absolutely,” more immigrant workers can help the US economy. He joined WTJU’s Esther Namubiru to explain what he […]