Dennis Kelleher

Better Markets

Guest

President and Chief Executive Officer of Better Markets, a Washington, DC-based nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in the US and global financial markets

Dennis Kelleher on KCRW

What does it take to get America's biggest bank to agree to what looks like the biggest civil penalty in American history?

JP Morgan Chase: A Record Penalty or a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card?

What does it take to get America's biggest bank to agree to what looks like the biggest civil penalty in American history?

from To the Point

Despite reassurances from the Obama Administration, many financial authorities say banks that are bigger than ever cannot be allowed to fail.

Will Dodd-Frank Protect US from Banks 'Too Big to Fail?'

Despite reassurances from the Obama Administration, many financial authorities say banks that are bigger than ever cannot be allowed to fail.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Banks that got taxpayer bailouts paid back with interest, but financial authorities are warning it could happen again.

Are America's Banks Still Too Big to Fail?

Banks that got taxpayer bailouts paid back with interest, but financial authorities are warning it could happen again.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

from To the Point

Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally testifies before congress but did anything new come to light?

from Left, Right & Center

“False flag” reports, even outright deceptions, have led to some of America’s longest wars. New technology makes another disastrous mistake more likely than ever.

from To the Point

Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

from To the Point

The challenge of climate change can seem overwhelming--especially with the Trump administration dropping the ball. But cities have opportunities to make change.

from To the Point

The House and Senate are looking into Facebook’s plan to launch a currency called Libra. Neither side of the political aisle trusts Facebook, believing it's too big.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

NPR's live special coverage of Robert Mueller testifying before two House committees