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Obama's Real Economic Legacy? Permanent Stagnation, Growing Poverty While Wall Street Banks Celebrat

Obama's Real Economic Legacy? Permanent Stagnation, Growing Poverty While Wall Street Banks Celebrat

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker is joined by author and activist Eugene Puryear to discuss President Obama's interview with the New York Times about his economic legacy. Is this reality or a fiction? What did he say? What did he not say? Why were Wall Street Bankers shielded from prosecution?

Two prominent journalists are sentenced to two years behind bars in Turkey for using images of the Prophet Muhammad in their work that had appeared in Charlie Hebdo. Joining Becker to discuss the ramifications of the sentencing and the ongoing suppression of the media is Turkish journalist Kemal Okuyan, a regular contributor to SoL newspaper.

Sunday marks International Workers' Day, a day that is marked as on official holiday in many countries around the world. However, many may not know that the day actually has its origins in the United States. Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College explains why May Day despite its origins was forgotten in t

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