September 13 - Europe Fiddles While the Euro Burns; The Palestinian Humpty Dumpty; More Poor in America

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We begin with the Euro crisis where a default on Greek debt seems all but inevitable. We speak with Domenico Lombard, who is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is an expert in international monetary relations and global currencies. We discuss whether the current crisis will involve an orderly or a disorderly Greek default and examine the lack of solidarity and the apparent north/south divide within the Eurozone. Dominco Lombard

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Then we are joined by a veteran Middle East negotiator who has served six Secretaries of State, Aaron David Miller. We analyze the state of Palestine before the U.N. votes on its statehood and discuss Aaron David Miller’s article in Foreign Policy “Humpty Dumpty Palestine”.

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Then we look into the just-released report from the Census Bureau that finds poverty in the U.S. has climbed to an all-time record with 46.2 Americans, many of them children, living in poverty. Alice O’Connor, a historian at the University of California Santa Barbara and author of “Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy and the Poor in Twentieth Century U.S. History” joins us. Alice O'Connor