Dr. Algernon Austin, Director of Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Program at the Economic Policy Institute, speaks about the racial wealth gap, the shrinking of the middle class, and economic policy reforms that can be implemented to close the income gap among people of color.
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore interviews Meizhu Lui, former Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at the Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, to discuss the racial wealth gap, asset building and economic disparities among whites and people of color.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Avis Jones, Research Director at the National Council of Negro Women, to discuss the status of black women and girls in communities faced with economic and racial disparities, and the role of social insurance reforms in helping to close the racial and gender gaps.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Dr. William Spriggs, former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and current Chief Economist at the AFL-CIO, discusses creating policies that promote economic development, create jobs and wealth and increase income security among all workers.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Janis Bowdler, of the National Council of La Raza, about wealth building and economic development in Latino communities. Topics include sub-prime mortgages and people of color, economic disparities and unfair economic policies in the financial services sector
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) about the financial crisis, TARP accountability and economic reforms that will help promote jobs and wealth building in American communities.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Dedrick Muhammad of the Institute for Policy Studies about the racial wealth gap and the economic policies needed to bring about racial and economic equity among people of color.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Tiffany Moore of Venable about the economic policies of free trade and global economic development.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Jim Carr of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition about wealth, jobs and how Wall Street and the financial services sector undermined America.