Mon, Jun 24, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Robert Kaiser: Act of CongressDownload audio (MP3)
Why is Congress so helpless and so hopeless? That's the question Robert Kaiser investigates in his new book, "Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't." The longtime Washington Post correspondent tells the story of the financial reform bill, known as the Dodd-Frank Act, and its journey through Congress, and what the passage -- or failure to pass -- a bill says about our larger democracy today.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Robert Kaiser, associate editor and senior correspondent for The Washington Post, and author of "Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't"