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July 22, 2014 2 Comments

Detroit Couple Decides Whether To Stay Or Go

Michigan Radio reporter Sarah Hulett and her family have been grappling with whether to leave Detroit. One consideration: crime.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Texas To Deploy National Guard To Mexico Border

Governor Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, amid an influx of Central Americans to the region.

July 18, 2014 28 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18, 2014 Comment

What Happened To Flight MH17?

Ukrainians say it was hit by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. officials believe that it was a missile but are not saying who fired it.

July 18, 2014 Comment

The Latest On Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 From Ukraine

Filip Warwick, a freelance photojournalist who’s been at the crash site, joins us.

July 17, 2014 7 Comments

Crossings, Coyotes And Children At The Border

NPR’s John Burnett has been to some of the immigrant children who have crossed the border and joins us to share their stories.

July 17, 2014 3 Comments

Idaho Worries About Influx Of Pot From Washington

Police across the border from Washington state, where recreational marijuana is now legal, say it could seep into Idaho’s black market.

July 16, 2014 Comment

California Teachers Divided On Court’s Tenure Ruling

Political rhetoric on both sides of the issue risks drowning out the voice of educators, whose take is far more nuanced.

July 16, 2014 19 Comments

What Honduran Children Are Fleeing

Sonia Nazario joins us to discuss the conditions in Honduras and what the U.S. should do.

July 14, 2014 2 Comments

Citigroup To Pay $7 Billion To Settle Mortgage Fraud

The settlement stems from an investigation into the risky subprime mortgages that helped fueled the Great Recession.

July 14, 2014 5 Comments

Reporters Weigh In On Illinois Issues

Broadcasting from central Illinois today, host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jim Meadows of WILL and Niala Boodhoo of WBEZ.

July 11, 2014 Comment

Labor Watchdog: Samsung Supplier Using Child Labor

China Labor Watch says children work 11 hours a day at Shinyang Electronics, which makes components for Samsung products.

July 11, 2014 8 Comments

Should Map Apps Be Regulated In Cars?

The U.S. Transportation Department is asking Congress for authority to regulate navigation aids in cars, including phone apps.

July 10, 2014 238 Comments

How Australian Gun Laws Have Curbed Deaths

In the wake of the most recent U.S. mass shooting, we look to a country that’s had no mass gun violence since 1996.

July 9, 2014 5 Comments

Gay And Religious Rights Groups Redrawing Battle Lines After Hobby Lobby Ruling

Some groups are dropping support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because it includes a religious exemption.

July 9, 2014 11 Comments

Obama Meets With Texans About Child Immigrants

The meeting is taking place in Dallas, hundreds of miles from the wave of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

July 8, 2014 6 Comments

The Complicated Task Of Closing Guantanamo

How would you close the U.S. detention center in Cuba if you wanted to? Laura Pitter of Human Rights Watch joins us.

July 8, 2014 75 Comments

Texas Judge Under Fire Over Immigrant Housing Plan

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins defends his plan to help provide temporary housing for children crossing the border illegally from Mexico.

July 7, 2014 Comment

Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness From Clergy Sex Abuse Victims

Meeting victims for the first time today at the Vatican, the pope expressed personal “sorrow” for the clerical sexual abuse.

July 7, 2014 Comment

Jurisdictional Issue Delays Sterling Trial

The trial will determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife had the authority to negotiate a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.

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July 21 Comment

Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

July 21 Comment

Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

An average of 38 kids die in a hot car every year in the U.S. We look at the science of why cars get so hot so fast, and why children are more vulnerable.

July 18 28 Comments

A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

July 18 4 Comments

Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?