‘Homewreckers’: the demolition of the American dream

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Journalist, Aaron Glantz. Photo courtesy of Aaron Glantz.

In 2008, the subprime mortgage crisis cost hundreds of thousands of American families their homes. It was a goldmine for predatory lenders. After that, a small group of investors got into the act by buying foreclosed properties for pennies on the dollar and then flipping them for fair-market value. Peabody-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz describes how practices that appear to be legal enriched some of Donald Trump’s inner circle, including several members of his presidential cabinet.    

Credits

Guest:
Aaron Glantz - a Peabody Award-winning journalist with California-based REVEAL and the Center for Investigative Reporting - @Aaron_Glantz

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody