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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

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    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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    January 15, 2015  

    A critique of the U.S. military establishment written by journalist James Fallows has made waves in defense circles and beyond. Who is responsible for how America applies its military might? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and John Ullyot, a former U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer. 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

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    May 9, 2014  

    For children in the U.S., unsupervised play is largely a pastime of previous generations. Hanna Rosin of The Atlantic writes about the consequences of guarding children from perceived dangers in her article, “The Overprotected Kid.” Judy Woodruff interviews Rosin about how we deal with risks and safety concerns for our children. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2013  

    More and more, toddlers are grasping for tablets and smart phones over traditional toys. The Atlantic magazine explores this trend in its cover story, "The Touch-Screen Generation." Author Hanna Rosin joins Ray Suarez to discuss apps designed for kids, the impact of technology on childhood and whether parents should be worried. Continue reading

  • June 26, 2012  

    An article on balancing career and motherhood has drawn nearly a million views online and sparked a bigger debate about the role of women in the work force. Judy Woodruff discusses the subject with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Monica Olivera of MommyMaestra and Naomi Decter, vice president of the public relations firm, Beckerman. Continue reading

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