Tag Archive | "NPR"

KWMU and Facing the Mortgage Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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KWMU, our St. Louis NPR station, is now partnering with us on Facing the Mortgage Crisis.  We’re excited to have them as our partner on this project–they’ve already aired a few reports about the mortgage crisis, and you can check those out by clicking HERE.  Keep an eye (and an ear!) out for more on Facing the Mortgage [...]

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A New Wave of Foreclosures…

Thursday, April 16, 2009

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NPR’s All Things Considered details a new wave of looming foreclosures. Click here to listen to the story. For some context on how the mortgage crisis has been impacting the St. Louis region click here to visit an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Missouri Stimulus Money

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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I heard a story on local St. Louis NPR Affiliate – KWMU – about the debate about the Economic Stimulus package money that is raging in the state capital (Jefferson City, MO). Today KWMU interviewed  Washington University professor Steve Fazzari who had an optimist view of the stimulus money. Tomorrow they interview Michele Boldrin – [...]

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Financial Crisis for Beginners

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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Baseline Scenario, a site founded by three individuals. One is a professor at the London School of Economics, another was formerly the Chief Economist at the IMF, and the other is the co-founder of a software company. Together, they have created a website that gives a very basic overview of the Financial Crisis, providing context [...]

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The Coffee Pot Indicator

Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Economists and news organizations pay attention to foreclosures, home starts, unemployment, and other rates. Most Americans have a much more nuanced way of knowing whether their local economies are in trouble.  To find out how some Americans are measuring the depth of this recession listen to this NPR/Planet Money piece by clicking here. How do you measure [...]

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Context: How is St. Louis dealing with the mortgage crisis?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Local NPR affiliate KWMU interviewed University of Missouri – St. Louis professor Todd Swanstrom this morning. Dr. Swanstrom is working with a research group that is studying the problem is six metropolitan areas including St. Louis and Cleveland. In this report Dr. Swanstrom draws comparisons between those two cities and outlines key differences regarding the [...]

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NPR: Planet Money

Thursday, December 4, 2008

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NPR’s “Planet Money” is a radio program designed to help people make sense of the of the rapidly changing global economy. Some of the individuals involved in creating Planet Money also work with the NPR program “This American Life”. You can check out there podcasts and blog by clicking here. In their latest feature Planet [...]

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