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Are We The People to Blame? Do We Get the Banks We Deserve?

Paul Lowry

In an unprecedented collaboration, the BBC World Service and American Public Media's Marketplace put financial institutions and consumers under the microscope. Join the BBC World Service's Business Daily's Justin Rowlatt and Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal as they come together from both sides of the Atlantic for a thoughtful, probing discussion on the true nature of our banks and the role of consumers in creating a healthy financial system on the eve of the Presidential election. 

Listen to this special program on Public Radio 89.5-1: Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 am and Monday, October 1 at noon.

A panel of high profile experts and opinion makers join Kai and Justin to answer this fundamental question: Have we wasted the 2008 financial crisis? ??This one-hour special will be recorded live in front of a studio audience at WNYC's Greene Space in Manhattan. Special guests include several high-profile guests, including former New York Governor and State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, John Taft, the head of the Royal Bank of Canada's U.S. Wealth Management division, Bethany McLean, author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron" and co-author of "All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis", and Charles H. Dallara, Managing Director of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Expect a lively and provocative debate on the roles banks and consumers play in our financial system.