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Apr 23, 2012

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Broadcasting live from New York City, Kai Ryssdal and New York bureau chief Heidi Moore visit three scenes that have played major roles in the post-financial-crisis era: the offices of Lehman Brothers and of Morgan Stanley, and Zuccotti Park, the former home of Occupy Wall Street. Kai also speaks to actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith about her work and about telling the stories of the big, complicated social issues of our time, and David Gura takes a look at pension reform -- who it hurts and who it benefits.

Segments From this episode

What Occupy Wall Street left behind

Apr 23, 2012
Zuccotti Park is empty these days, with no signs of another uprising, but the issues the protests brought to light in the national conversation still linger today.

Today's Wall Street: Bigger, stronger -- and in Midtown

Apr 23, 2012
A conversation outside of Morgan Stanley, which lived through the financial crisis and came out the other side.

Anna Deavere Smith on storytelling in an era of identity politics and economics

Apr 23, 2012
Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith discusses telling stories about the big, complicated social issues of our time -- from the L.A. Riots to health care.

The center of the financial crisis, four years later

Apr 23, 2012
A visit to the former offices of Lehman Brothers, the corner on which the financial system turned. Has anything changed?

New York voices on the U.S. economy

Apr 23, 2012
The New York primary is Tuesday, the presidential election is this fall. What do New Yorkers want?

Teachers reflect on state worker pension reform

Apr 23, 2012
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.

Broadcasting live from New York City, Kai Ryssdal and New York bureau chief Heidi Moore visit three scenes that have played major roles in the post-financial-crisis era: the offices of Lehman Brothers and of Morgan Stanley, and Zuccotti Park, the former home of Occupy Wall Street. Kai also speaks to actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith about her work and about telling the stories of the big, complicated social issues of our time, and David Gura takes a look at pension reform — who it hurts and who it benefits.

Music from the episode

Disparate Youth Santigold
Enough Dujeous
Pretender Black Marble
Sidewalk Safari Chairlift