Kansas City, a Standing Ovation

March 22nd, 2013

As presented at the Kansas City Missouri Central Library on March 12, 2013

See more about the event here.

Straight Talk in a Red State

March 22nd, 2013

As first heard on Kansas City’s KCUR on March 12, 2013

Steve Kraske of the Kansas City Star interviews Hedrick Smith


For more, visit KCUR here.

The Economy with Diane Rehm

March 12th, 2013

As first heard on WAMU on March 11, 2013

The Outlook for the US Economy

“Last week the Labor Department delivered the best jobs report in more than four years. The Dow Jones industrial average posted record highs. And corporate profits continued to soar. There’s good news to celebrate. But some economists and analysts say it’s too early to pop the cork on the champagne. Millions of Americans are still unemployed or underemployed. Even though the private sector added 236,000 jobs in February, the public sector dropped 10,000 positions in the same period. Concerns are strong that sequestration cuts will cause the economy – and jobs growth – to slow. Diane and her guests offer differing views on the outlook for jobs and the overall economy.”

Listen to the entire discussion here…
Read the transcript here…

An Interview with Kojo Nnamdi

March 8th, 2013

As aired on March 5, 2012

“Here to walk us through the steps of how we got here and what it will take to change course is Hedrick Smith. He’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Emmy Award-winning producer and a bestselling author. His latest book is “Who Stole the American Dream?” Rick Smith, good to see you.”

Listen to the entire interview and read the transcript here.

A Salon with Firedoglake

February 4th, 2013

As published by FDL on Sunday, February 3, 2012

“It is a pleasure to join Hedrick today and welcome readers to our online discussion about Who Stole The American Dream. As I was preparing for today’s salon, I could not help but wonder what Aristotle, with his vision for the balancing role of the middle class in society, would think of our current state of affairs. Please enjoy this chance to ask what is on your mind as we share the next two hours.”

See the entire review and discussion here.

Bloomberg, with Al Hunt

December 4th, 2012

As seen on November 23, 2012.

See more here.

Hardball, with Chris Matthews

December 4th, 2012

As first aired on MSNBC, November 16, 2012.

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Face the Nation, with Bob Schieffer

October 4th, 2012

As first seen on CBS, Sunday September 30, 2012.

Jump ahead to  23:50 to see today’s panel discussion, as hosted by Bob Schieffer:

See the entire show here.

PBS NewsHour, with Ray Suarez

October 4th, 2012

As first aired on October 1, 2012.

See more here.

Sheila Hamilton, on Portland’s KINK.FM

October 4th, 2012

Hedrick’s interview with Sheila Hamilton on Speaking Freely, as first aired on 101.9 KINK.FM.

See more from Speaking Freely here.