Economic disparities and race are closely aligned issues in America. Host Audie Cornish talks with Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer, who recently won a MacArthur genius grant for his research on the subject.
Emerging from the shadow of the Washington Monument, civil rights groups marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Saturday. The crowd rallied on the eve of the new memorial's dedication, calling for jobs and economic justice.
Taking a cue from the protests in New York, protesters across the globe took to the streets Saturday to demonstrate against what they say is corporate greed. The protests were largely peaceful, except in Rome, where there were running battles between black-hooded anarchists and the police.
Alabama has what many consider to be the strictest anti-immigration law in the country. Now that the law has been in effect for a few weeks, the state's residents are starting to see what some of the unintended consequences are. Andrew Yeager of member station WBHM reports from Birmingham.
Robert Siegel speaks with Eric Martin, global trade reporter with Bloomberg News, on the chances of Koreans buying more American cars, based on the free-trade agreement with South Korea that passed in Congress this week.
A new report by the Pew Research Center shows that the U.S. birthrate dropped sharply during the recession. Guy Raz speaks with senior demographer Carl Haub from the nonprofit Population Reference Bureau about the correlation of America's recessions and a decrease in birthrate.
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