Topical Currents looks at the history of US financial crunches. It’s easy to recall the recession of 2008 or the 1929 stock market crash, but there have been many more panics, and they’ve all revolved around consumer, state and federal defaults. We’ll speak with Scott Reynolds, author of A NATION OF DEADBEATS: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters. The first U-S financial crisis was in 1792. That’s Topical Currents Tuesday at 1:00pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7:00pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.