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Basic Black: The "Fiscal Cliff" and Your Wallet


Originally broadcast December 7, 2012.

If no measures are taken, in less than a month the United States will "fall off the fiscal cliff." Among other things, this means that the Bush tax cuts and the payroll tax cut will expire, extended unemployment benefits will end, and Medicare would lose nearly $11 billion from its budget. Many experts believe that going over the cliff would lead to another recession. What does this mean for people of color? The middle class? The poor?


Our panel:
- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, New England Cable News
- Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Kim McLarin, assistant professor of writing, literature and publishing, Emerson College
- Jeffrey Taliaferro, associate professor of political science, Tufts University
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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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Basic Black Fri. Oct 7 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 8 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 9 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
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Basic Black Sun. Oct 9 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Oct 14 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 15 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 16 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Sun. Oct 16 at 8:30 AM WGBX 44
Basic Black Sun. Oct 16 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Oct 21 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 22 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 23 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Sun. Oct 23 at 8:30 AM WGBX 44
Basic Black Sun. Oct 23 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Oct 28 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Oct 29 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Oct 30 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Sun. Oct 30 at 8:30 AM WGBX 44
Basic Black Sun. Oct 30 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Fri. Nov 4 at 7:30 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sat. Nov 5 at 11:00 PM WGBH 2
Basic Black Sun. Nov 6 at 8:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Basic Black Sun. Nov 6 at 8:30 AM WGBX 44
Basic Black Sun. Nov 6 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD

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