This Week's Agenda: Primaries in the South, the GOP and Women, Major Economic Indicators, and Another Greek Bailout

Monday, March 12, 2012

Voters at a Rick Santorum campaign stop in Davison, Michigan, on February 26. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

While moderate Republican and independent women express their frustration with the GOP's stance on social issues like contraception, President Obama's reelection team is trying to seize the moment and court female voters for November. Meanwhile, the Republican candidates head south, where primary voters will vote in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. And while the jobs numbers looked promising last week, a number of new economic indicators will tell us much more about the economy this week, with figures on consumer spending, retail sales, and inflation. Finally, Eurozone finance ministers will decide whether Greece deserves a second bailout this week.

Joining us to talk about the stories of this week is Maggie Haberman, senior writer at Politico. Also with us is Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC.


Maggie Haberman and Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [3]


Actually NPR admits to receiving roughly 2-3 million annually in direct grants from CPB.

NPR and WNYC receive another fine government subsidy by paying zero taxes. Hard to calculate the true amount of tax dollars at play since all these non-profits wash the money back and forth. The bottom line is WNYC seems to feel that removing tax dollars from their funding would have a "devastating impact".

We have more avenues to receive information than ever before. There is no reason for the government to be in the news business.

Mar. 12 2012 01:44 PM

NPR doesn't get ANY funding from the government, and the individual local stations only get 16% or so from taxes. So this statement? "Oh wait, NPR is supported in large part by tax dollars." Yeah, that's totally wrong.

Mar. 12 2012 10:35 AM

Public radio fails to even mention the calls for President Obama's super PAC to return the million dollar donation made by Bill Maher. Does President Obama find "cunt" less offensive than "slut" when referencing women? Ron Suskind's book detailed how female advisers to the President felt treated like second class citizens. A cynic might even suspect the story of President Obama as gallant anti-misogynist is just an election gambit. The NPR audience is given half the story. How about we boycott NPR's advertisers until they present a more balanced view. Oh wait, NPR is supported in large part by tax dollars. Guess I will have to write my local elected officials and demand a stop to public financing of National Public Broadcasting.

Mar. 12 2012 10:23 AM

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