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.
Democrats and Republicans voiced anti-incumbent sentiments with their votes during Tuesday’s primary elections. Jim Lehrer talks to two political writers about the loss by longtime Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter and the high stakes for several more veterans. Continue reading
Tuesday’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas ended with a veteran Senator out of the race, another forced into a runoff and a third facing a Tea Party outsider. Jim Lehrer reports on what these primaries mean for the general election in November. Continue reading
Voters on both sides of the aisle are preparing to cast ballots in Kentucky’s two Senate primary contests. Jim Lehrer talks to reporter Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal for a look ahead at Tuesday’s election. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, record flooding over the weekend is now blamed for 29 deaths in the Southeastern U.S. Also, authorities prepared to close air space over Scotland and Northern Ireland again because of the Icelandic volcano. Continue reading
In other news Monday, the death toll reached 22 after severe flooding from weekend storms in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Also, a boil-water advisory continues for nearly 2 million people around Boston after a water main break. Continue reading
Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning managed to single-handledly delay an extension of jobless benefits, ever as some of his Republican colleagues spoke out in opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to a Louisville Courier-Journal reporter for insight on the story. Continue reading
In his first State of the Union, President Obama said he plans to focus his second year in office on jobs, and renewed his call for more civility in Washington. Judy Woodruff leads a panel of experts about what the speech means for the president’s long-term agenda. Continue reading