100 Days: On The Road In Troubled Times
The first 100 days can be a yardstick for what can be accomplished in a president's term. To mark this crucial period, NPR is traveling the U.S., talking to people about the economic crisis. And we'd like your help.
May 2, 2009 David Greene has spent the last 100 days crisscrossing the country. From marinas in southern Kentucky and a snowy parking lot in Paradise, Mich., to a new ballpark in Reno, Nev., he's been chronicling the effect the recession has had on the unemployed, retirees, business owners, and people in their 20s and 30s.
April 27, 2009 David Greene has crisscrossed the country for 100 days. Now, he takes your questions about how this recession is affecting all parts of the country.
April 27, 2009 This week marks President Obama's 100th day in office. NPR's David Greene has just wrapped up a cross-country road trip talking with Americans about the president. He and David Gergen examine President Obama's first 100 days. How has your life changed since he took office?
April 24, 2009 The new baseball stadium in downtown Reno — and the arrival of the Aces, a Triple A team playing its first season there — has been seen as a local stimulus package of sorts. The stadium, with all those classic minor league trappings, has created several hundred new jobs and a sense of optimism.
April 23, 2009 Business is down noticeably at the Ellis Island Casino and Brewery, but it is doing much better than other places in Las Vegas. Some tourists seeking cheap eats and entertainment find their way here, but it is the locals who really keep the budget-minded casino going.
April 4, 2009 The U.S. economy has lost millions of jobs in this downturn, leaving unemployed people scrambling for ways to cope. For some Americans in their 20s, the answer has been to move back home. One upside is that it has brought some families closer.
March 19, 2009 Private colleges and universities have seen their enrollment drop in this recession because students can't afford college right now. But at many public institutions like Luzerne County Community College in northeastern Pennsylvania, the recession has flooded classrooms.