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Stepping into the Ring of Fire this week: Author and former secretary of labor Robert Reich will give us his analysis of the continuing financial crisis in America – a crisis that he believes is rooted in the widening income gap between the haves and the have nots.

Richard Wolffe returns to the Ring for the second part of our discussion of Barack Obama’s presidency, a subject he knows better than almost any journalist given his extraordinary access to the President and his team.

Harper’s magazine contributing editor Scott Horton will be joining us to discuss the political prosecutions that occurred during the Bush administration, and we’ll talk about why nothing has been done about them in the two years since Bush left office.

Union activist Ted Massinello will be here to talk with us about his 30 years of experience working with unions, and he’ll talk about the numerous ways in which corporate leaders are working to destroy unions across America

And authors Ben Ross and Steven Amter will be join us to discuss how the chemical and oil industries became two of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the country – an effort that started more than 120 years ago.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced