Airs Sunday, August 2, at 6 p.m. The recent controversy in South Carolina over displaying the Confederate battle flag has sparked a dialog across the nation on the appropriateness and appropriate places for this icons of the Civil War Era. Is the display of Civil War statues and flags in public justified or do they belong only in museums? After the racially motivated violence in Charleston, South Carolina, state governments around the South are reevaluating the display of the Confederate battle flag on public grounds.
Airs Sunday, March 15, at 6 p.m. President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century. But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ties, what does that mean for the average Cuban or Cuban American? In this special edition America Abroad teams up Latino USA to take an in depth look at how this new thaw affects everyone from families living in both countries, to businessmen hoping to cash in, to baseball players who for decades have been caught in the middle. We'll hear stories from on the ground in Havana, Miami, and elsewhere for a wide range of perspectives and personal narratives.
Airs Tuesday, February 17, at 8 p.m America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty will broadcast live on from Sarasota, Florida over the Red River Radio Network on Tuesday, February 17 starting at 8p.m., CST, until 4 a.m., CST, on Wednesday, February 18.
Call in numbers for the broadcast will be 877-662-6398 If you're housed or homeless and 866-533-8688 If you're homeless, formerly homeless, or afraid you're about to be homeless
Airs Sunday, January 11 at 6 p.m. Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. In the last 30 years, the wages of the top 1% have grown by 154%, while the bottom 90% has seen growth of only 17%. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, conventional wisdom says that it will become much more difficult to climb them. Opportunities for upward mobility—the American dream—will disappear as the deck becomes stacked against the middle class and the poor. But others see inequality as a positive, a sign of a dynamic and robust economy that, in the end, helps everyone. And contrary to public opinion, mobility has remained stable over the past few decades. If the American dream is dying, is it the result of income inequality? Or is disparity in income a red herring where more complex issues are at play?
Arguing for the motion: Arguing for the motion: Elise Gould, Senior Economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute; and Nick Hanauer, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist.
Arguing against the motion: Edward Conard, Visiting Scholar with AEI & Former Partner with Bain Capital; and Scott Winship, Fellow with the Manhattan Institute.