Host Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion on the new poll titled 'African American Lives Today.' Author Gil Robertson, regular parenting contributor Dani Tucker, Howard University Professor Ivory Toldson, and blogger Danielle Belton discuss relationships, money, health and more.
A new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health details people's attitudes towards relationships, finances, families, health and discrimination. Host Michel Martin is joined by Matt Thompson of NPR's Code Switch team to discuss the poll's results.
Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, and old-fashioned retirement plans are partly to blame. That's according to Ben Steverman, who's a personal finance reporter for Bloomberg News. He tells host Michel Martin that people would be better prepared for retirement if employers were more innovative with 401(k) plans.
One of the most surprising findings of a new poll conducted on over 1,000 African-Americans shows that black single men were much more likely to say they're looking for a long-term relationship than single black women. Professor Ivory Toldson, and regular parenting contributor, Dani Tucker weigh in on the poll's results.
The death of Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg gives New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the ability to appoint a Republican to represent the state in the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1982. Political leaders in the state are scrambling to figure out the rules for electing Lautenberg's replacement.
Congress holds another hearing Tuesday on ways to reduce sexual assault in the military. Despite agreement that sexual assault is a problem, the military is struggling to find the most effective way of dealing with the problem. Congress wants to see more offenders go to jail or at least get kicked out of the service. But in fact there's little evidence that strategy will actually reduce the number of assaults.
The House Appropriations subcommittee on Monday heard from the new acting director of the IRS. It was the first of three hearings this week looking into controversies at the agency involving spending on conferences and the targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Zynga, the social game maker behind the popular FarmVille franchise, is struggling. It was late getting into the mobile phone market as gamers moved away from computers. It plans to layoff 18 percent of its workforce by the end of summer.
President Obama on Tuesday will name three new judges at once to the federal appeals bench in the District of Columbia, which is sometimes called the little Supreme Court. The nominations are expected to test a logjam that has held up Obama appointees in the Senate.
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