Shows featuring Michael Zweig

  • America’s Longest War: New Study Examines Demographics of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Splash_image20111010-485-1il9cko-0
    Nearly 1,800 U.S. military members have been killed in Afghanistan since the war began there 10 years ago — the longest war in U.S. history. A new report examines these deaths, based on information drawn from obituaries and tribute pages for all 1,446 U.S. military casualties since the war began in October 2001 until December...
    October 10, 2011 | Story
  • Crackdown on Organized Labor: States Call for Wage & Benefits Cuts, Urge Laws to Curb Union Influence Labor
    In states across the country, elected officials and right-wing pundits are calling not just for cuts to wages and benefits in the name of austerity, but even proposing laws to undermine labor unions’ influence, and in fact, their very existence. We host a roundtable discussion with New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse;...
    January 06, 2011 | Story
  • Why Don’t Barack Obama and John McCain Talk About the Working Class? Obamamccainworkweb
    With the economy the number one issue on the campaign trail, major party candidates John McCain and Barack Obama discuss their tax plans, jobs and the financial bailout on the stump. But are they really addressing the needs of the working class? A new study from the Center for the Study of Working Class Life suggests that neither McCain nor Obama have adequately spoken to the needs of one-fifth...
    October 27, 2008 | Story
  • Bailout Talks Stall, WaMu Collapses in Deepening Financial Crisis Wamuweb
    The nation’s financial crisis has intensified as federal regulators seized Washington Mutual on Thursday in what is the largest bank failure in American history. Federal regulators have arranged to sell off most of the bank at a bargain rate to JPMorgan Chase. We get analysis from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and economics professor Michael Zweig. [includes rush transcript]
    September 26, 2008 | Story