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    February 1, 2016  

    Is the Republican party revolting against itself? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff leads a discussion with David Frum and others on the struggle between establishment and antiestablishment factions in the GOP, and what it means for the 2016 race. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama listens as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014. Obama will travel to Myanmar and Australia as part of a week-long trip to Asia to attend summits. 
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    June 3, 2015  

    China is on track to eclipse the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by 2016, and it hasn’t been shy about flexing military muscle. Henry Paulson and Bob Rubin, former treasury secretaries from different parties, say the U.S. and China need to correct their relationship in order to ensure global stability. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

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    May 6, 2015  

    More than ever, the challenge for low-income students is not getting into college, but finishing. Last year, employees of the coffee chain Starbucks were given the chance to benefit from a unique financial aid: if they work at least 20 hours a week, they are eligible for a four-year free education. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

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    April 29, 2015  

    Michele Roberts, the first woman ever to run a professional sports union in North America, is on top of what is still very much a man’s world. She’ll face negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with NBA team owners in 2017. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Roberts about her journey and the coming challenge. Continue reading

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    March 18, 2015  

    In the United States, the best cities for making a living are usually the least affordable. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been an exception, thanks in part to progressive laws on education, tax sharing and housing. But even in the Twin Cities, there’s a sharp racial inequality gap. Judy Woodruff interviews writer Derek Thompson as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

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    January 28, 2015  

    Historian Robert Kaplan says that geo-political necessities have given longtime enemies, the United States and Iran, some pressing common interests. Is it time to open the door to a working relationship? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Kaplan and others about the complexities of warming relations. Continue reading

  • U.S. soldiers from D Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walk on a hill after finishing with a training exercise near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 30, 2014. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    January 15, 2015  

    Journalist James Fallows says it’s time to examine why the best funded, best trained and most professional military in the world hasn’t achieved lasting victory in the post-9/11 era. He joins chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner to discuss his provocative critique in The Atlantic magazine, and how the public should be more connected to American armed conflict. Continue reading

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    November 27, 2014  

    Is big data killing good music? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff speaks with Derek Thompson, whose piece in this month’s magazine featured how data collected by Shazam and other music apps is not just predicting the next hit but influencing today’s music as well. Continue reading

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    October 29, 2014  

    Teen sexting is very common, and in many states it’s also a crime. When a teen sends a sexually explicit photo of themselves, is that child both the perpetrator and the victim of child pornography? As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff interviews Hanna Rosin about a case in Virginia and the peculiar challenges raised by juvenile sexting. Continue reading