February 12th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, cross-border drug wars, and Steve Inskeep's reporter's notebook in Iran. In our second hour, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, and is Black History Month still relevant?
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February 12th Show

Here's a quick peek at today:

In our first hour, we'll talk with two reporters about the drug wars happening in Mexico. The death toll is rising and the violence has spilled over into the United States. Is the U.S. planning to get involved in the conflict? Then, we'll talk to NPR's Steve Inskeep, who has just returned from a reporting trip to Iran. We'll ask him what it was like reporting from the region on the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

You may think there's just one president in this town, but there's another one we're going to introduce you to. Vivian Schiller became President and CEO of National Pubic Radio in January, at a time when NPR is facing one of its biggest economic challenges. We will introduce you to her in our second hour and ask what she's learned in her first six weeks on the job. Then, we'll talk to Chicago Tribune columnist (and now Talk of the Nation regular) Dawn Turner Trice about the relevance of Black History Month. Is Black History Month still needed? Tell us what you think.