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THURSDAY LINEUP: PRINCIPLES OF JOURNALISM, JANET YELLEN, AND THE "POLAR VORTEX"
Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join "Sojourner Truth" with host Margaret Prescod, Tuesday-Friday 7-8am on KPFK, 3-4pm on WBAI and 4-5pm on WPFW.
Thursday: Jeff Bezos, the new owner of the Washington Post, is the founder and CEO of Amazon which recently landed a $600 million contract with the Central Intelligence Agency. What principles of journalism are at stake? A national petition effort is challenging the Post. Our guest is Washington DC based author and former Washington Post reporter John Hanrahan.
And on Monday Janet Yellen became the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. How does she compare to her predecessors Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke? What changes if any can be expected? Will Main Street benefit, or will the Fed's focus continue to be Wall Street? Economist Max Wolff breaks it down.
For our weekly "Earth Watch" Emily Atkin, a reporter with Climate Progress, discusses the "polar vortex" cold snap that gripped so much of the nation. What is the climate change connection?