• September 6, 2011  

    A pair of polls out Tuesday show that many Americans have deep concerns about President Obama’s overall job performance and his handling of the economy. Judy Woodruff discusses the polls and the 2012 campaign, including Mitt Romney’s new jobs plan, with NPR’s Ari Shapiro. Continue reading

  • August 31, 2011  

    Texas is caught in the grip of a devastating heat wave that has created the worst year of drought in the state’s history. Gwen Ifill discusses the extreme conditions and their toll on crops, livestock and homes with NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2011  

    This week, a panel from the Institute of Medicine recommended complete coverage for birth control and FDA-approved contraception for women. Jeffrey Brown discusses what services could be covered under the health care reform law signed by President Obama last year with NPR’s Julie Rovner. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011  

    The British House of Commons is expected to issue a rare unified message to media baron Rupert Murdoch, encouraging him to abandon his bid for British Sky Broadcasting over allegations of journalists hacking phones and bribing police. Ray Suarez discusses the scandal’s latest developments with NPR’s David Folkenflik in London. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2011  

    Amid a violent government crackdown, large demonstrations have been held in Syrian cities both for and against President Assad, who has called for dialogue with his opposition. National Public Radio’s Deborah Amos speaks with Margaret Warner from Damascus about the ongoing uprising. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2011  

    After Osama bin Laden’s death, NPR’s Steve Inskeep returned to Pakistan, a country he’s been covering for nearly a decade. He found that many there are losing confidence in the future and wondering if the country can be truly independent when it gets billions in U.S. aid. Margaret Warner speaks with the Morning Edition co-host. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011  

    NPR foreign correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro recently spent several weeks on the ground in Libya, covering the conflict and learning more about the rebels’ hopes and resourcefulness despite their limited military capability. She shares her experiences and perspective on the dangers of war coverage with Ray Suarez. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2011    

    A mobile printing studio, a couple of rock (art) fans, and Tango fever in Detroit are a few of our arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.
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  • April 25, 2011  

    Hundreds of newly released classified documents revealed details on hundreds of men who have been held — and are being held — at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak, WikiLeaks’ involvement and what was revealed in the files with The New York Times’ Charlie Savage and NPR’s Tom Gjelten. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, police in Yemen attacked protesters’ camps and injured more than 80. In Bahrain, police arrested six leading activists in the opposition movement. In the U.S., the Senate approved a spending bill that includes $6 billion in spending cuts and funds the federal government for three more weeks. Continue reading

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