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Noted Economist Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, to Visit TU

Aired on Wednesday, April 8th.

It's been observed by many that disparity between the rich and the poor in the U.S. is now approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. But how did we get here? On this edition of ST, a we offer a chat with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Tomorrow night -- Thursday the 9th, at 7pm -- Baker will present a free-to-the-public lecture on the TU campus entitled "Inequality in American Society: Should We Blame the Market?" Co-presented by the Social Science Interest Group, TU's Departments of Political Science and Economics, and the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at TU, this address will take place in the Chapman Hall Lecture Hall (at 2830 East 5th Street). Baker is often cited as an economic expert by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and other leading media outlets, and his many books include "Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People" (2013), "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive" (2011), and "Taking Economics Seriously" (2010). Baker previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and as an assistant professor at Bucknell University. You can learn more about his upcoming address at TU at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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