Tag Archive: columnist

Economic Armageddon: Gretchen Morgensen on How Wall Street Broke the Economy

NYT business reporter Gretchen Morgensen discusses her new book and the corruption of the mortgage lending industry. July 26, 2011  | Gretchen Morgensen was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for her “trenchant and incisive” coverage of Wall Street and has been on that beat ever since. Her new book, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition,…

Q&A: Experts On Constitutional Law

Aired 05/01/11

Live from USC – The Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, founding dean of the UC Irvine Law School, has also taught at DePaul and Duek. An expert on constitutional law, he has frequently argued cases before the…

Q&A: ROBERT SCHEER, editor-in-chief of Truthdig – Author

Aired 12/05/10

ROBERT SCHEER, editor-in-chief of Truthdig, was Vietnam correspondent and an editor of Ramparts magazine from 1964-69. He worked with the Los Angeles Times for nearly 30 years, as a national correspondent from 1976-1993 and as a weekly …

Q&A: REBECCA SOLNIT, Author – STORMING THE GATES OF PARADISE: Landscapes for Politics

Aired 12/13/09

REBECCA SOLNIT is the author by my count of 10 books, and a co-author of at least 15 more. She is a journalist, essayist, environmentalist, historian, and art critic; a contributing editor to Harper’s, a columnist for Orion, and a regul…

Q&A: MATT TAIBBI – Columnist, Reporter, and Blogger

Aired 05/05/09

MATT TAIBBI is a fire-breathing, shoot-from-the-hip reporter, columnist and blogger, whose March Rolling Stone article, “The Big Takeover,” paints a dark picture of greed, corruption and power.

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Q&A: WILLIAM GREIDER, Correspondent & Author (Part 2 of 2)

Aired 02/05/09 Part 2 of 2

Now National Affairs Correspondent for the Nation, WILLIAM GREIDER has spent forty years examining how powerful institutions affect ordinary people. For 17 years he was the National Affairs Editor at Rolling Stone magazine,…

Q&A: WILLIAM GREIDER, Correspondent & Author (Part 1 of 2)

Aired 02/03/09 Part 1 of 2

I have been trying to book this week’s guest every week since at least last September, and finally I got him. WILLIAM GREIDER has been right for so long about so many things that last fall I wanted his take on the emerging f…

Q&A: NIALL FERGUSON, Columnist and Author

Aired 01/27/09

NIALL FERGUSON is Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford, an op ed columnist for the LA Times, and the other…