Radio Interview: Detroit, Pensions, and Race

On Monday WBAI radio’s “Building Bridges” program in New York City.examined Detroit’s financial issues. Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg interviewed Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), and me.

The program title, Detroit: Pensions, Bankruptcy, and Racism, was taken from an excellent piece by Eisenbray. The subject matter was drawn from that piece, as well as several we’ve published about Detroit. Links to those pieces, as well as audio of the interview, are below:

Pensions, Racism, and Bankruptcy:
– Ross Eisenbrey

The Looting of Detroit:
A Federal Bailout for Detroit’s Pensions?
Detroit is the Front Line
– Richard Eskow

Part 1:


Part 2:


Part 3:

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