Host Michel Martin looks at the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was voted down this week. Disappointed supporters say the bill would have helped close the pay gap between genders. Plus President Obama enlists celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintours. Martin speaks with columnists Mary Kate Cary and Connie Schultz.
American Catholic nuns are outraged over federal government budget cuts to programs that help the poor. They're taking their fight to the streets, on a bus tour. This comes at a critical time because of a conflict with the Vatican over "serious doctrinal problems." Host Michel Martin speaks with one road tripping nun, Sister Simone Campbell.
All the interpretations you ever wanted to hear about the Wisconsin recall results are in this week's podcast: what it means for labor, what it means for November, and, most importantly, what it means for your podcast hosts. Plus, a look at Tuesday's primaries. And what is Bill Clinton up to, anyway?
President Obama is under pressure because of a slowdown in job growth. The Republicans say they're determined to prevent the Bush-era tax cuts from expiring in December. That could bring both sides back to the bargaining table.
The NAACP recently took what was for some in the organization a controversial step, when it endorsed same-sex marriage. That move has now led some local officers around the country to resign — including the group's most outspoken critic of gay marriage.
Outside groups are playing a powerful role in the presidential election, and some of them disclose nothing about their donors. That's despite what the author of the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling seemed to anticipate two years ago.
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