Stories of the Week

  • June 19, 2013  

    President Barack Obama said the U.S. could reduce its stockpile of long-range nuclear weapons by up to a third, and called upon Russia to make similar cuts. Margaret Warner gets reactions to Mr. Obama’s call from former State and Defense Department official Eric Edelman and Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2013  

    The life cycle of the cicada is unique in the insect world. They bring a chorus of deafening noise before spending 17 years underground. What’s all the buzz about? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the swarms of spectators and scientists who emerge in search of the noisy insects. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2013  

    The Senate continues to work on a sweeping bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, moving toward a final vote before the July 4 deadline. In a one-on-one conversation, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., talks with Ray Suarez about his immigration bill priorities and working with the House on comprehensive reform. Continue reading

  • June 19, 2013  

    A new report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences panel warns that the U.S. could lose its competitive edge in the liberal arts and social sciences. Jeffrey Brown talks with two members of the panel: actor and writer John Lithgow and Richard Brodhead, co-chair of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    Having concluded that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels in the last year, the White House announced that the U.S. will dramatically increase military assistance to opposition forces. Jeffrey Brown reports on the Assad regime’s response to the American findings and requests from the rebels. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    The city of Detroit is facing difficult decisions in the face of billions of dollars of debt. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr laid out a last-ditch plan to 150 creditors to accept pennies on the dollar to keep the city running. Some residents are skeptical of Orr’s approach. Ray Suarez talks to Matt Helms of the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    The Obama administration says it will send help to the rebels after determining that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. Jeffrey Brown assesses the decision and the risks with Vali Nasr, former State Department official, and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week’s top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the Obama administration’s decision to provide aid to Syrian rebels, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and American attitudes towards domestic surveillance. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    Milk production is a nearly $8 billion business in California. Meanwhile, Chinese milk consumption tripled in the last decade and the dairy industry there wants to produce more. In another report in the "Food for 9 Billion" series, special correspondent Suzanne Rust examines the complex exchange of resources and money over milk. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Author Walter Mosley has written more than 40 books. His new mystery novel, “Little Green,” revives one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Mosley’s fictional private eye, was last seen driving off a cliff.
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