The Great Recession: Counting Costs, Contemplating Change

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On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, more than half of all working adults have been directly affected by the recession, but the impact has not been felt equally across the economic spectrum. Who’s been hit the hardest and why? How are Americans changing their lifestyles in the face of the worst economic downturn since the great depression? What implications do those changes have for the kinds of social relationships and institutions that may emerge in the future? Also, the Owens Lake solar project is mired in caustic mud, and forget about those zippy little speed boats associated with drug running. The feds have actually seized a submarine built specifically to smuggle tons of cocaine.  Guest host Sara Terry sits in for a vacationing Warren Olney.

Banner image: Job seekers pick up informational papers as they arrive for the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair in Anaheim, California June 2, 2010. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images


Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman