Florida's largest city has elected Alvin Brown as its first Democratic mayor in 20 years. He's also the city's first African American mayor ever. In last week's surprise victory, Brown defeated the Tea Party-backed GOP candidate. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are trying to figure out what this might mean for the 2012 elections. Host Michel Martin speaks with Brown about his victory and whether it may have wider political implications.
Since the International Monetary Fund's head resigned, a sharp divide has emerged about who should be the next managing director. One camp is arguing for someone from an emerging country. Others say Europeans should keep hold, at least until Europe's financial woes wane. Host Michel Martin speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Sudeep Reddy, who has been closely following the situation at the IMF.
After 25 years on network TV, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has its final run this Wednesday. The show has featured tens of thousands of guests and touched countless viewers' lives here and abroad. One man who Winfrey helped make a star is Dr. Phillip McGraw — a psychologist, author and host of his talk show "Dr. Phil." He is Winfrey's close friend and has given advice on her show for five years. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Phil about Oprah Winfrey's legacy and his relationship with her.
Paul Blustein, the author of two books about the IMF, is a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution and senior visiting fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Ever since International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest last weekend, eye-popping developments have come fast and furious — most memorably the "perp walk" the Frenchman took to face prosecutors' accusations that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid.