May 12, 2013
With today's broadcast, Beyond the Pale welcomes the newest members of our radio team, Jesse Meyerson and Alexis Goldstein. On today's show, the team take on Sherrod Brown's (Dem Ohio) and David Vitter's (Rep Louisiana) Brown-Vitter proposed legislation: "Terminating Bailouts for Taxpayer Fairness Act" (a/k/a Too Big To Fail). What is the bill about and why does it have the big banks in a panic? Could it really rein in the behemoths?
And would guaranteeing every permanent resident a universal basic income not only solve our unemployment problem but also make us a happier and more creative society?
Journalist Sam Knight talks with Jesse and Alexis about the outcome of Iceland's kitchen ware revolution; was Iceland the only European country that got it right after the 2008 crash?
And finally, in recognition of mothers' day, we rebroadcast Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz's interview with Joyce Antler, author of You Never Call! Your Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother.
Beyond the Pale will be pre-empted for the balance of WBAI's fund raising drive. We'll be back on the air on June 9th.