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Getting A Handle On The Financial Crisis

With the financial crisis, it seems everyone’s got economics on the brain—and for good reason.

On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk with economic experts Brad DeLong, Stephanie Kelton, and Stan Collender. They're bloggers who want the public to have a better understanding of how the national economic systems work.

Brad DeLong is a professor of Economics and chair of the Political Economy major at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration under Lawrence Summers. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Visit his blog at: http://delong.typepad.com/.   Stephanie Kelton is chair of the UMKC Department of Economics. Her blog is New Economic Perspectives.   Stan Collender is Qorvis Communications’ National Director of Financial Communications. His blog is  CapitalGainsandGames.com

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.