Jul 25, 2014 — Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.
Jul 24, 2014 — From being mistaken for Randy Jackson to confronting network executives about diversity issues, TV critic Eric Deggans runs down highlights of the two-week blizzard of parties and press conferences.
Jul 22, 2014 — As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.
Jul 21, 2014 — Nearly 300 people died after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed near the Russian-Ukrainian border. European security expert F. Stephen Larrabee explains what this might mean for the volatile region.
Jul 20, 2014 — James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."
Jul 16, 2014 — This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.
Jul 14, 2014 — Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.
Jul 14, 2014 — As Central American kids continue to arrive across the U.S. border, there are many questions over the law. President Obama wants it overhauled. Republicans say they can't trust him to enforce the law.
Jul 12, 2014 — Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.
Jul 9, 2014 — The U.S. wedding industry generates more than $53 billion each year. But many couples' desire to have an expensive wedding might be keeping them from getting married. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.