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EllisonReport, 12/22: #InterestRates are Bad for Black People; GOP primary colors

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interest rates & black unemployment

EllisonReport 12/22 edition: New shifts in the GOP primary. Emerging differences among Democratic and GOP candidates on national security issues. How the political calculus might reshape (or not) in wake of trial, grand jury decisions. Federal education policy 50 years later. How recent interest rate hikes eviscerate already eviscerated African Americans.  

Strategist/Commentator Lenny McAllister (@LennyMcAllister) offers some context on recent changes, dropouts in the GOP primary (Listen at :50)

AFL-CIO’s William Spriggs (@WSpriggs) on why Black unemployment is still devastatingly high and why the Federal Reserve just made a miscalculation (Listen at 8:36)

Peter Groff (@PeterCGroff) on what the recent Sandra Bland grand jury outcome means in terms of justice and politics – plus, domestic vs. foreign policy issues (Listen at 18:42)

Penn State’s David Gamson (@DavidGamson) and Georgetown’s Douglas Reed (@DouglasReed) on the massive changes in federal election policy over 50 years and the end of No Child Left Behind (Listen at 28:33)

Economist William Cunningham (@CreativeInv) talks about how the Fed doesn’t care about Black unemployment – but, has many tools at its disposal to take care of it (Listen at 49:42)

ER 12.22.15 Edition Team:

Charles D. Ellison – Host & Executive Producer

Andre Melton – Producer, WEAA 88.9 FM

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