March 20, 2009 The AIG bonus controversy is shaping up to be the first big firestorm for the Obama administration, as the president vows to "fix the system and culture that made this possible." Plus, the hype surrounding the death of the newspaper industry is quickly becoming reality. For more, Tony Cox speaks with Jerome Vaughn and Marcus Mabry.
March 20, 2009 President Obama swept through California this week, fielding questions during two town hall meetings and sitting down with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving recaps the president's trip and offers an update on the latest fallout over the AIG bonus controversy.
March 19, 2009 Producer Joanne Griffith joined News & Notes the week of the 2008 Republican National Convention. She recalls as two of her favorite segments, a feature on the personal and political life of former presidential candidate John McCain, plus a profile of jazz legend Hazel Scott.
March 19, 2009 In a career that spans almost 20 years, Jada Pinkett Smith has built a portfolio as an actress, singer, songwriter, and director. She talks with Tony Cox about her new TNT drama and addresses rumors about her marriage to actor Will Smith and allegations that a school she co-founded has ties to Scientology.
March 18, 2009 Can a black online advocacy group convince a GOP governor to take his state's federal stimulus funds? Our bloggers weigh in on that, the AIG bonus outrage, and reflect on their experiences with News & Notes. On today's final bloggers' roundtable, Tony Cox talks with Carmen Dixon, Kevin Ross, and Baratunde Thurston.