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15 November 2019

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The Glenn Show

Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

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Feb 6, 2012 — Glenn Loury & Harold Pollack
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Harold Pollack joins Glenn for a discussion of social policy. Newt Gingrich’s proposal to employ poor kids as janitors is discussed, and Harold stresses the importance of social skills for poor kids by citing evidence from his work in Chicago. Glenn reminisces about growing up on Chicago’s South Side, and Harold expresses alarm at how the economic crisis has devastated the black middle class there. Harold and Glenn also talk about Mitt Romney’s concern for the poor, or lack thereof.

Jan 30, 2012 — Glenn Loury & Ross Levine
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Economist Ross Levine is on The Glenn Show to discuss money in America. Did Mitt Romney get rich through “vulture capitalism”? Glenn comes to the conclusion that private equity firms have gotten a bad rap, but also that they should probably pay more taxes. And Ross explains how competition can fix the banking system.

Jan 24, 2012 — John McWhorter & Glenn Loury
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Glenn announces his new venture at Bloggingheads.tv, The Glenn Show. John also announces an exciting new venture: a baby daughter! John and Glenn talk about how GOP presidential candidates are using racial symbolism and racial stereotypes. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum come in for especially close scrutiny, both positive and negative. Also under discussion: how race shapes the public’s perception of Michelle Obama.

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