March 17, 2009 News & Notes producer Zachary Slobig, who handles the show's economics coverage, talks with Tony Cox about one of his favorite segments. It's the story of a father and a daughter, both pioneering black longshoremen on the docks of the busiest port in the country.
March 17, 2009 After weeks of political tension, Madagascar's president steps down. Plus, Somalia remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for aid workers, and the president of Sudan says all foreign aid groups need to leave. On the final "Africa Update," Tony Cox speaks with Emira Woods and Bill Fletcher.
March 17, 2009 A drug war is raging across the border. Over 6,000 people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico last year. The body count is mounting, and the violence is spilling into the United States. Tony Cox explores how U.S. officials are addressing the growing crisis. Plus, how can travelers stay out of danger?
March 16, 2009 On today's bloggers' roundtable: What impact is the extended economic crisis having on African Americans? As today marks the end of our Monday bloggers' roundtable, our contributors offer reflections on their time at News & Notes. Tony Cox talks with Chris Rabb, Jasmyne Cannick, and Charles Robinson.
March 16, 2009 Last week, President Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill, which will contribute to a projected record deficit of $1.7 trillion. The omnibus spending bill comes as the president pledges to balance the budget and lawmakers grapple with the best way to solve the nation's economic crisis. Tony Cox speaks with Keith Reed and Dr. Julianne Malveaux.
March 13, 2009 Rogue investor Bernard Madoff is in jail, awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of billions of dollars. Plus, the Iraqi man who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush gets a three-year sentence for his act of protest. Tony Cox moderates today's reporters' roundtable.
March 12, 2009 Superstar wide receiver Terrell Owens tops this week's sports bloggers' roundtable, as the often troubled player leaves the Dallas Cowboys and lands with the Buffalo Bills. Tony Cox talks pro football and March Madness with bloggers Terrance Harris and Chad Brown.
March 12, 2009 President Obama is facing opposition from a number of Republicans, and some key Democratic figures, as he continues to shape his spending priorities. For more, Tony Cox is joined by NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving and New York Congressman Charles Rangel, who is opposed to elements of Obama's budget plan.