The crack epidemic made headlines in the '80s and '90s, and doctors despaired for the children born to crack-addicted mothers. But a new study suggests that many so-called 'crack babies' were not doomed to failure in adult life. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Hallam Hurt, the lead investigator in the study.
Guest host Celeste Headlee gets a wrap of the week's political news with journalist Callie Crossley and conservative commentator Lenny McAllister. They talk about President Obama's push to get the economy back on track, and the battle over the President's health care law.
The well-being of kids in America may be tied to their race and the immigrant status of their parents. Donald Hernandez talks about the Foundation for Child Development's new report with guest host Celeste Headlee.
The city hopes a bankruptcy filing can help it deal with its multi-billion dollar debt. Host Michel Martin talks with Michael Pagano of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press.
States across the country are passing new abortion laws. But how are those laws implemented and what will they do? Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz, and Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life, about the current state of the abortion debate.
After television appearances from Rachel Jeantel and Juror B37, the Zimmerman verdict is leading the conversation in this week's Beauty Shop. Host Michel Martin is joined by Clutch Magazine's Danielle Belton, PJ Media's Bridget Johnson, and The Root.com's Keli Goff.
There has been a lot of political reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict, announced Saturday night in Sanford, Fla. Also in the news, it appears the Senate is headed toward a historic vote on changing filibuster rules.
The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.
Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week with the House in a quandary about immigration overhaul. The Senate-passed bill is "Dead on Arrival," according to many House members, and they are considering a variety of alternatives.
The White House is delaying a key part of the Affordable Care Act. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses this and other political news with Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root, and Mary Kate Cary of US News and World Report.
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