The National Football League Players' Association says it's stepping up efforts to help retired players transition out of the game. Host Michel Martin speaks with NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith about that and the controversy surrounding the Miami Dolphins.
The Radio Diaries project has helped people record and tell their own stories for more than a decade. Host Michel Martin speaks with Melissa Rodriguez, a single mom who recorded her "teen diary" 16 years ago, and again this year.
James "Whitey" Bulger has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison, to run consecutively, for his role in 11 murders. The 84-year-old is also being punished for racketeering and other crimes. Before announcing the sentence, Judge Denise Casper read aloud the names of Bulger's victims.
The White House unveiled a fix for consumers who've had health insurance plans canceled. Critics have pointed out that the president promised Americans could keep their plans if they wished, but that things turned out differently. As for the health care program's problems, Obama said "we fumbled."
The Affordable Care Act's low enrollment data and continued website problems stoked worries for the program... Being an Obama cabinet secretary requires a thick skin... Losing credibility doesn't have to mean losing presidential effectiveness.
Dunkin Donuts offers a discount for police. But one officer returned multiple times and even brought his family in for some treats. The manager suspected he was no cop and the real police caught up to him.
Some form of hazing or bullying seems part of sports and military culture but what about in office environments? Linda Wertheimer talks to Gary Namie, director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, about what subtle forms of bullying can take place in the workplace.
Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California about the lower-than-expected number of Americans who successfully signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. A growing group of Democrats are backing a Republican plan to delay the penalties or allow Americans to keep their current plans.
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