Going After Wall Street: KPFK Wed. 4/28

“The Goldman Sachs scandal has done the unthinkable,” says HAROLD MEYERSON of the Washington Post op-ed page: “It’s made it possible that legislation reining in Wall Street’s casino may actually be enacted.”
But the odds are still against real reform –And the problem isn’t just Republican opposition; there are also the Democrats.

Plus:  ROBERT KUTTNER talks about A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama’s Promise, Wall Street’s Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future.
Bob is a founder of The American Prospect, contributor to the Boston Globe and the Huffington Post and has worked as chief investogator for the Senate Banking Committee.

Also: REBECCA SKLOOT talks about how racism, poverty and science came together in the case of a poor black woman whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Rebecca’s book is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS.  Rebecca’s LA events: Thurs. 4/29 at 7pm at Eso Won Books in Liemert Park in L.A. – 4331 Degnan Blvd. in L.A.; Fri., 4/30 at 7PM: at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; more local events HERE.