Newpapers & Phones
Roger Simon, Politico, Chief Political Columnist
Topic: New poll put out this week entitled “Civility in America 2012.”
Joseph Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Senior Fellow
Topic: Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve came out with a report that found the median U.S. household lost nearly 39% of its wealth from 2007 to 2010, and that the recession has put median household wealth back at 1992 levels. Guest will discuss the report’s findings, and whether or not important sectors, such as the housing market, have seen improvements since 2010.
Miriam Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer, Staff Reporter
Topic: A look at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting happening in Orlando.
Marc Perry, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Distribution Branch Chief, & Patrick Phillips, Urban Land Institute, CEO
Topic: U.S. urban population changes; urban demographics; mobility patterns; domestic migration patterns; federal, state and local policies that have affected urban population and demographics; and economic and social trends impacting cities including immigration, employment and poverty.
Hubert Humphrey III, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Older Americans Asst. Director
Topic: Guest will discuss the overall operational objectives of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (which grew from the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act). The Office of Older Americans is tasked to help those over the age of 62 not only help with their financial affairs but also to prevent fraud and abusive practices against seniors.