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Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire

Steve Scher
05/14/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Will A Bad $2B Bet Bring Greater Financial Regulation?: JPMorgan Chase Chief Investment Officer Ina Drew has retired following the bank's $2 billion trading loss last week. The surprising loss has galvanized those calling for greater oversight of "too big to fail" financial institutions and led to calls for the resignation of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. We'll hear more about the calls for stricter financial regulation from MIT's Simon Johnson.

Weekday Archive: Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky: A poem may not always have rhyme and meter, but it always has a bit of music. Robert Pinsky's poems are inspired by the energy and the tension of jazz. He's even written a libretto for an opera called "Death and the Powers." Pinsky used his time as poet laureate to be an ambassador for the presence of poetry in American culture and in our everyday lives. We listen back to some of our conversation with three–time poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire: Governor Chris Gregoire will not seek reelection this November. Still, decisions she makes through the end of her term will have an impact whoever becomes governor. We'll ask her about current negotiations with state employee unions as well as her challenge to her potential successors to find new revenue for education. Have a question for the governor? Email "Weekday."


Robert Pinsky served as United States Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. He founded the Favorite Poem Project and appeared regularly on PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." He has written six books of verse, most recently "Gulf Music: Poems," as well as prose on the subject of poetry, including "Poetry and the World" and "The Sounds of Poetry." Pinsky is also a translator including "The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation." Pinsky's poems appear in magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and The Best American Poetry anthologies.

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire

Simon Johnson is a professor of entrepreneurship at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He's a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund and author of "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown" and a new book, "White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt and Why It Matters to You."

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