- The racial wealth gap widens
A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that the Great Recession has worsened an already-widening gap in wealth between white, blacks and Latinos. Midmorning examines what's behind the gap, and what might be done to close it.9:06 a.m.
Thomas Shapiro: Directs the institute on assets and social policy at Brandeis University. He is co-author of the book "Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality" and author of "the Hidden Cost of Being African American."
Melvin Oliver: Dean of social sciences and professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara. He is co-author of the book "Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality."
- Newsmaker: President Obama announces new gas mileage standards
The President is set to announce new fuel economy standards that would raise the average miles-per-gallon for American cars to 54 by 2025. Will the automakers be able to respond?9:45 a.m.
Scott Doggett: Associate editor for Edmunds.com.
- Movies, great and good
In his most recent article, film critic David Thomson asks the difficult question, "When is a movie great?" Our films are artificial now, he says, and we are nostalgic for substance. Fellow critic Richard Brody disagrees. They both join us today to discuss movies, great and good.10:06 a.m.
David Thomson: Film critic, historian and author of more than 20 books, including The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.
Richard Brody: Movie-listings editor at The New Yorker magazine; he writes film reviews, a column about DVDs, and a blog about movies, The Front Row. He is the author of the book "Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard."
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