With unemployment holding steady above 9 percent, the jobs market looks bleak. But there is one industry that has added jobs: manufacturing. Ash-har Quraishi of Chicago News Cooperative reports on one public school that’s retooling to help its graduates take advantage of these jobs. Continue reading
One of this year’s MacArthur Foundation fellows is Sebastian Ruth, founder and artistic director of Community MusicWorks.
At least 1 million people again filled streets across France and disrupted traffic to protest a proposed retirement age hike. ITN’s Jonathan Rugman reports from Paris about the ongoing — and sometimes violent — demonstrations. Continue reading
Young voters only made up 12 percent of the 2006 midterm electorate but voted overwhelmingly for Democrats. Judy Woodruff gets three views on the battle for the youth vote and the potential impact in the upcoming elections. Continue reading
Art Beat talks to Phillip Hoose, who last week won the National Book Award for young people’s literature for “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.”
Opening in theaters nationwide today is the film adaptation of Maurice Sendaks’ beloved children’s book, “Where The Wild Things Are.” Directed by Spike Jonze, the film has been years in the making and the reviews have been generally positive.
At least 7 people were reported killed in Tehran during ongoing protests of last week’s disputed presidential election as Iran’s 12-person Guardian Council said it would begin a partial recount of votes. Los Angeles Times reporter Borzou Daragahi talks to Margaret Warner from Tehran. Continue reading