The Alyona Show: Need Help? Call the Americans
US President Barack Obama has met with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou at the White House to discuss support for the Greek nation as it attempts to make its way out of massive debt. Is it America’s job to save Greece, or should the US be focusing on other financial issues, like California’s debt problem? Reason Magazine economist Anthony Randazzo joins Alyona to break it all down.
Then, in a new wave of health care protests, Americans from across the country descended on Washington, D.C. to make a citizen's arrests of health care executives holding their annual meeting at the Ritz Carlton. One of the country’s most contested domestic issues just got a lot more exciting. RT Correspondent Kristine Frazao is with Alyona in studio after returning from the scene.
The University of Pennsylvania will begin offering an option to identify yourself as gay, lesbian or transgender on applications for admission. Some believe this will encourage LGBT applicants to choose UPenn over other schools, because those students will feel more part of a community once they’re accepted. Others argue this won’t solve the problem of stigmatizing LGBT students on college campuses. Media consultant Joel Silberman is in studio with Alyona to discuss the move.
Finally, developer Larry Silverstein wants to rebuild on the site where the towers of the World Trade Center once stood. After several botched plans and years passed, New York labor union members are fed up with the process. They want the jobs and have called for a resolution to this issue, which has gripped lower Manhattan since 2001. RT Correspondent Marina Portnaya joins Alyona from New York to tell us more.