Tag: Politics
elizabeth-warren-2010-04-14
Interview
Airdate: April 14, 2010

Bank-bailout Congressional Oversight Panel chair weighs in on the foreclosure crisis and the potential of a consumer financial protection agency.

ChildhoodObesity2_RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 13th, 2010

The facts say it all. About 17% of American children ages 2-19 are obese. Obese children are more likely than other children to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. They are also more likely to be obese as adults. Add in the fact that obesity rates have tripled in the past [...]

Interview
Airdate: April 8, 2010

Journalist discusses his ouster from the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute and the ‘crisis of followship.’

gregory-boyle-2010-04-07
Interview
Airdate: April 7, 2010

Homeboy Industries founder talks about dealing with the realities of gang life and what he hopes the takeaway will be for readers of his book.

Interview
Airdate: April 6, 2010

Political theorist and president-director of CivWorld at Demos weighs in on financial regulation, bipartisanship and the role of diplomacy.

sandy-levin-2010-04-05
Interview
Airdate: April 5, 2010

New House Ways and Means committee chair discusses the plan for financial reform and the importance of the healthcare reform bill.

BlacksJobs2_RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 29th, 2010

When you read about the unemployment rate in this country, which has been hovering around 10% for a while now, it’s easy to forget that the rate is different depending on where you live in the country, whether you are a man or a woman and whether you are Black, Latino or white. The Joint [...]

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L.) greets Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (R.) during a March 8 press conference.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 9th, 2010

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan Monday on an unannounced visit and warned of hard days ahead as the U.S. implements a surge of 30,000 troops through the summer. The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion and there are no plans to leave anytime soon, even as the U.S. [...]

RS_KING_LBJ
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 8th, 2010

When you think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., you probably think of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But what do you think about his “Beyond Vietnam” speech? What’s that? You’ve never heard of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech? Well, you’re not alone. On Wednesday, March 31, the second installment of Tavis Smiley [...]

Obama_Race_RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
February 10th, 2010

There has been discussion recently among black leaders and scholars about how President Obama, this nation’s first African American president, is handling race. What do you think? Has President Obama done “enough” for African Americans? And what is “enough?” Has the president been too tepid on race? Please share your thoughts and opinions below, and [...]

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