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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, center, with Dr. Kedar Gupta, right, and Dr. Carl Rick Schwedtfeger, left, from Arc Energy during his tour of an L.E.D. lighting manufacturer in Nashua, N.H.,Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP)

Can America export its way out of economic crisis? It’s President Obama’s goal. How would it work? Will it work?

 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Did testosterone on Wall Street cause the financial crisis? We’ll look at hormones on the trading floor.

 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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For more than a decade Ireland boomed. It was Europe’s Celtic Tiger. Then it came crashing down. We’ll look at Ireland’s wild rise, and what went wrong.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We’ll look at Europe’s — and maybe the world’s — debt crisis, as Greece, Spain, and Portugal wobble and the E.U. is on the line.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Vanguard founder John Bogle took on Wall Street and endorsed the “Volcker Rule” reforms put forward by President Obama. Here’s what he had to say, along with his exchange with Steve Bartlett of the Financial Services Roundtable.

 
Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Reinventing careers after losing a job. We’ll talk with the makers of the new documentary “Lemonade” about life after lay-offs.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM

CEOs of bailed-out banks testify in Washington on the roots of the financial crisis — as they get set to hand out billions in bonuses. We’ll weigh the testimony.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

A new U.S. financial crisis looms, and the seeds of it are in the Federal Reserve itself. That’s the view of MIT’s Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, who is arguing that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should not get a second term.

 
Thursday, January 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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An uncertain economic recovery. Financial reform in limbo. Is the U.S. headed for a comeback or more trouble? We take stock with economist Simon Johnson.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Jim Wallis, progressive evangelical writer and activist, says the financial crisis is a moral crisis. We’ll hear his case for new values.

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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

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