The Stanley Cup, the NBA playoffs, the women’s World Cup and the Belmont Stakes: It’s a busy week in the world of sports. William Brangham explores all of the upcoming contests with Kevin Blackistone of ESPN and Mike Pesca of Slate’s “The Gist” podcast. Continue reading
Nearly 40 million Americans offer unpaid care to an adult friend or relative, and of those, Millennials make up a major part of this group, according to a report issued today by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
Men outnumber women in news anchor seats and bylines in print and online, according to a study released Thursday by the Women’s Media Center based in New York and Washington, D.C. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency says hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread harm to drinking water in the United States. But the agency also says the controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards aren’t maintained. Continue reading
In 2010, a catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti, leaving 1.5 million people homeless. The American Red Cross raised nearly $500 million for relief efforts, announcing plans to create new communities. But an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has concluded that the Red Cross response has been plagued by failures. Jeffrey Brown interviews NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan. Continue reading
Millions come to the Grand Canyon every year to marvel at its natural beauty, but in a remote corner of the Navajo Nation, there’s a part of the canyon that few tourists see. A group of developers hopes to change that by building hotels, restaurants and an aerial tram. Ryan Hill, a student reporter from Arizona State University, looks at what that could mean for the Navajo community. Continue reading
At least 51 laboratories in 17 states and three foreign countries received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely to grow, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
In April, contestants competed at the International Gay Rodeo event in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of the key battleground states for the fight for equality and legalization of same-sex marriage. Continue reading
Sepp Blatter, president of soccer’s international governing body FIFA, stunned the world when he announced he would resign, just days after winning a fifth term. Yesterday it was reported that Blatter’s top deputy had been linked to wire transfers believed to be bribes related to World Cup bids. Judy Woodruff talks to Declan Hill, author of “The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime.” Continue reading