Thomas Sugrue

Professor of History and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Guest

Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, he's an expert on civil rights and the history of real estate in America

Thomas Sugrue on KCRW

One of the main stumbling blocks to economic recovery is the record pace of home foreclosures.

The Dream of Homeownership Becomes a Nightmare

One of the main stumbling blocks to economic recovery is the record pace of home foreclosures.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Home foreclosures are setting records, with almost one-quarter of mortgage holders owing more than their homes are worth in the current market.

The Dream of Home Ownership Is Becoming a Nightmare

Home foreclosures are setting records, with almost one-quarter of mortgage holders owing more than their homes are worth in the current market.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

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

from Left, Right & Center

In a groundbreaking series, Shoshana Walter reveals the work camps operating all over the country under the guise of rehab centers.

from Scheer Intelligence

“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

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

Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

from Scheer Intelligence

Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…

from Greater LA

The communities of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are recovering after attackers shot and killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more.  Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown…

from KCRW Features

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