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Week In Politics: Job Numbers, Midterms, ISIS

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the latest job numbers, key midterm races and the international fight against ISIS.
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Letters: Automation, End Of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Robert Siegel and Rachel Martin read emails from listeners about automation and the end of Saturday morning cartoons.
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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.
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Week In Politics: Eric Holder, ISIS Air Strikes, Climate Change Poll

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Attorney General Eric Holder's legacy, air strikes against ISIS and a new poll on climate change.
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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.
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Letters: Domestic Violence And The NFL

Rachel Martin and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about the NFL.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the owner of the Atlanta Hawks' controversial efforts to market the team to white audiences.
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Amid NFL Scandals, A Novel About America's Love Of The Sport

It's the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football's place in American culture, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
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Week In Politics: Scottish Referendum, Hillary Clinton, Syria

E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss Scotland's vote on independence and Hillary Clinton's speech at a Democrats women's event.
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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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