On this edition of ST, an engaging discussion about race- and economic-based differences in America today --- and about how we as a nation ought to address these differences. Our guest is Peter Edelman, an attorney, policy maker, author, and Georgetown University law professor. Edleman's latest book, published last year, is "So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America." (You can access a detailed bio of Edelman's writing and scholarship at this link from the Georgetown University Law Center's website.) Later this week, Edelman will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Symposium; his free-to-the-public address will happen on Thursday the 30th, beginning at 5:30pm, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa (on East 2nd Street). The theme of this year's symposium is "The Value of Reconciliation," and the event runs from the 29th through the 31st. You'll find a complete rundown of this year's symposium schedule, as well as information on registering to attend, here.