This Week's Agenda: State of the Union, Economy

Monday, January 24, 2011

President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday is the most anticipated event of the week. Kai Wright, editorial director of ColorLines Magazine, says this speech will signal the start of the 2012 presidential campaign. He shares what to expect from the President's speech, and what the aftermath of it will look like. Kai says the match up is no longer Republicans vs. Democrats, as much as it's Republicans vs. Republicans.

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will release the results of its investigations on the origins of the financial crisis in its final report, Thursday. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, looks at what the report may state, and it's potential impact.

Herman will also look at a couple of key economic indicators expected to come out this week — new home sales, and the first set of 2010's fourth quarter GDP numbers.

Guests:

Charlie Herman and Kai Wright

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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