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January 22 2014


21st Century Crowbars Help Pry Open Government : NPR

The Obama administration seeks a new era of transparency in government, promising to help citizens know more about what the government is doing in the years to come. That shift is also changing the way government watchdogs do their jobs. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103461990

December 12 2013


Tagging Along On A Wisconsin Man's Odyssey To Buy Insurance : Shots - Health News : NPR

The Obama administration says the HealthCare.gov experience is getting better, but what's it really like? We asked Doug Normington of Madison, Wis., to let us peek over his shoulder as he tries to buy health insurance through the federal exchange. After many tries, success. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/12/250395163/along-for-the-ride-as-diabetic-wis-man-changes-insurance

November 05 2010


Week in the News

The Democrats’ shellacking. The president takes the hit and heads for India. Cargo bomb fallout. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

October 14 2010


Renee Montagne on Afghanistan

NPR's Renee Montagne just spent a month in Afghanistan, doing some great reporting. She joins us for an up-close look at the war, and the Afghan people.

October 05 2010


Glenn Beck’s Political Appeal

Getting Glenn Beck. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank, The Weekly Standard's Matt Continetti, and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, on what makes Beck tick and what makes him popular.

September 23 2010


Week in the News

Larry Summers will leave the White House. Don’t ask don’t tell doesn’t change. Republicans trumpet their plans. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

September 17 2010


Paul Ryan’s Conservative Roadmap

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

September 15 2010


Corruption in Afghanistan

It's being called "Corrupt-istan." Afghanistan is choking under graft and embezzlement. Can this war be won, with a government so corrupt?

September 10 2010


Week in the News

Obama challenges the GOP on tax cuts. A plan to burn the Quran. BP share blame for blowout. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

September 07 2010


Who Should Run Congress?

The big stage-setter for the mid-term elections. Democrats on why they should be rehired. Republicans on why Dems should be fired.

August 26 2010


Week in the News

Home sales plunge. Mass murder in Mexico. Top Republicans says, “I’m gay.” Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

August 19 2010


Airstrikes, Israel, and Iran

The Atlantic magazine’s Jeffrey Goldberg says Israel is preparing right now to bomb Iran. We get his report, and a critique of bombing to stop “the bomb” in Iran.

August 11 2010


Deflation Fears: A Lost U.S. Decade?

Deflation worries. High unemployment and low consumer confidence. Is the US looking at a Japan-style meltdown?

August 06 2010


Week in the News

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

June 18 2010


Week in the News

BP ponies up billions, Petraeus faints on Capitol Hill, chaos in Kyrgyzstan. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

June 15 2010


Obama’s Crackdown on Press Leaks

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.

June 14 2010


Anger and Despair in the Gulf

Hard times in the Gulf. Jobs and a way of life now on the brink. We hear from folks living in the midst of it all.

June 09 2010


Turkey’s Moves, U.S.-Israel Impact

With Israel and Turkey now sharply at odds, a big American observer says embrace Turkey, and one day Iran--and Israel.
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