middle class Congressional Corner with Peter Welch By Alan Chartock • Aug 5, 2013 Listen Listening... / 9:51 Income for the vast majority of Americans has stagnated. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the middle class is being ill-served on many counts. Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders By Alan Chartock • May 13, 2013 Listen Listening... / 9:30 The income gap is wider than ever. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time to ask the 1 percent to do its fair share. "Democracy in Retreat" by Joshua Kurlantzick By Joe Donahue • Apr 4, 2013 Listen Listening... / 14:41 Journalist, Joshua Kurlantzick, joins us to talk about his book, Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government.