Krebs will be in Kansas to conduct a book signings in Kansas City, MO, on Monday, Aug 16th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, and hosted by Drinking Liberally Kansas City. Then on Thursday August 19th at 7:00 pm at the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence hosted by Drinking Liberally Lawrence. To find out more about Living Liberally, listen to our show from 18 February 2010 at: http://communitybridge.blogspot.com/2010/02/18-feb-2010-impact-of-budget-cuts-on.html
Following Krebs we are joined by Jane Gibson of the Manhattan Living Wage Coalition who gives us the details about this year's Laborfest scheduled for Sunday September 5th.
Nearly two years after a global financial crisis almost crippled our economy, President Obama two weeks ago signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, otherwise known as the financial regulatory reform bill. The bill is supposed to prevent such a crisis and the subsequent bank bailouts from ever happening again, but will it really accomplish that? And more broadly, what does it do to reform the financial system that made Wall Street's abuses possible in the first place? The Nation's Washington DC Editor Christopher Hayes and finance blogger Mike Konczal tackle these questions on this week's edition of The Breakdown.
We close out this hour with this week's Media Minutes.