Minneapolis photographer Jenn Ackerman spent months in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU) of the Kentucky State Reformatory to learn about the experiences of prisoners with mental illness. Continue reading
A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing in order to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students and parents. Continue reading
As Kentucky fans celebrate their latest basketball championship, the team’s dominance has revived questions about the NBA’s One-and-Done rule, which requires players to be 19 and just one year out of high school. Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the rule’s controversy. Continue reading
The National Weather Service confirmed 51 tornadoes across 11 states from Friday into early Saturday, from the Great Lakes spreading south of the Gulf Coast and as far east as Georgia and the Carolinas. Hari Sreenivasan reports on cleanup efforts in Indiana that have been slowed by Monday’s snow and low temperatures. Continue reading
Editor’s Note | If you’re one of the millions of Americans who filled out a college basketball national championship bracket this year, odds are you’re out of luck. ESPN reports that only two brackets out of over 5.9 million submissions … Continue reading
Close games and major upsets have left many fans’ brackets in shambles as March Madness, the men’s college basketball tournament, reaches its final games. Judy Woodruff talks to Sports Illustrated’s Maggie Gray about this year’s “unprecedented and unpredictable” men’s tournament and how the women’s competition is shaking out. Continue reading
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, speaks with Gwen Ifill about President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal, plus his vision for further spending cuts and bringing down the U.S. national debt. Continue reading
After the Great Depression and a horrendous flood devastated Louisville, the city’s mayor and and the conductor of its symphony orchestra hatched a plan to make the city great again.