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Check out this PBS NewsHour profile of Paul Krugman, which includes some footage of Tom questioning the Nobel Prize-winning economist at a recent even in Cambridge.

You can find the PBS segment here and hear our own show with Paul Krugman talking about his new book here.

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  • Ellen Dibble

    PBS Newshour has more from Krugman than they were able to broadcast, and their website segment from Tuesday has extended discussion with Krugman (and counterpoint from Terence Burnham a microeconomist at Harvard, author of “Mean Markets and Lizard Brains”) here:  

    They say, “Tuesday features the economist’s view on Spain’s euro-woes and its housing bubble, and what Krugman thinks Germany should do about it (namely, accept a rise in inflation).”  (Mr. Krugman, I watched you twice on Tuesday, first from Springfield PBS, then from Hartford PBS; thank you very much.)

  • P Thompson

    How are the American people going to pay for this? Bases on my teachers salary, “reasonable and affordable” healthcare would constitute no more than 2.5% of my annual gross. Maybe 1% for each additional person in my family/household. That may be reasonable percentage rate for ALL Americans, poorest to richest.

    P. Thompson, Tennessee

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  • David Carroll

    Tom may have a face for television, but his is THE VOICE of radio.  Please do not dally in this silly medium for any longer than you have to!  We need your dulcet tones streaming from the radio speakers!

  • Sharon

    someone or a group filed a 2010 Federal Income tax return using my SS # & name.  I had to physically file a return with the IRS & prove who I was. (Turbo Tax rejected my return) How does this happen & how to I prevent this in the future?
    No other accounts were compromised.  I filed a report with the FTC etc.
    I obviously feel victimized & powerless.  Apparently,this has happened to others.
    What data baae could they have used & why would they have stopped at merely filing a Federal return?
    Could this be a foreign organization?

Apr 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we’ve known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We’ll examine the implications.

Apr 23, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

Apr 22, 2014
This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we’ll look at its home – pre-historic Montana – and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Apr 22, 2014
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.

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