Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 12:39 pm
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, who led TheWashington Post to national eminence through charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House, died Tuesday. He was 93.
Ross Reynolds speaks with Todd Donovan, professor of political science at Western Washington University, about U.S. representative candidate Pedro Celis' decision to hire young hotshots who helped bring down House Speaker Eric Cantor.
Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 11:45 am
A new New York Times interpretation of census data looks at where Americans living in each state were born. It finds that states in the South, typically are home to many people who were born there, are for the first time seeing significant in-migration.
Several Midwestern states, including Wisconsin to Ohio, are leading the country in terms of having the highest portion of residents who were born there.
Ross Reynolds talks with Andrew Mannix, reporter for the Seattle Times, about his discovery that the "Our Parks Forever" campaign against the Metropolitan Park District proposal contained some misleading numbers. The organization claimed that property taxes would increase 20 percent, but he found that simply wasn't true.
Jeannie Yandel talks with Seattle-based music writer and critic Charles R. Cross about why it's almost always better to know less about a musician's personal life and political views. The Puyallup Tribe announced they're canceling rock musician Ted Nugent's shows at the Emerald Queen Casino, saying comments Nugent recently made about President Obama helped push them to cancel the shows.
Governor Rick Perry has decided to send the National Guard to Texas’s southern border with Mexico to deter criminals he and other Republican leaders say are exploiting children and families entering the U.S. illegally.
The Texas Army National Guard is gearing up to send up to one thousand troops over the next month to support the state’s existing law enforcement surge, amid an influx of Central Americans to the region.
In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that as few as six may be left by September.
Many clinics closed because of a requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain hospital admitting privileges within a certain radius of the clinic, and many doctors couldn't comply. The requirement took effect last November. This week marks the first anniversary of the state law that started it all.
Ross Reynolds talks with Lew Daly, director of policy and research at Demos, a public policy think tank in New York. In a report released this month, Daly said our method of measuring gross domestic product obscures public value in our economy.
It's a rich irony that on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders risking life and limb in Mississippi to help African-Americans register to vote, black Democrats may decide which Republican wins Tuesday's runoff for the GOP Senate nomination.