Monday, Jul 06 • 12 p.m. (ET)
According to a report released last week, the number of deaths related to HIV/AIDS has dropped significantly in the nation's capital. But the data also found that more than 2 percent of the city's population is living with the disease — levels that still quality as epidemic.
Monday, Jul 06 • 12:25 p.m. (ET)
The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.
Monday, Jul 06 • 1 p.m. (ET)
Finding a job is a fraught process, even in the best of times. Now, as our economy continues to rebound, hiring is ramping up and so are the number of tools companies have at their disposal to evaluate candidates. From familiar, long-used personality tests to new algorithms that aim to find the right long-term hire, we consider the new landscape job-seekers and managers must navigate with Howard Ross.
Thursday, Jul 02 • 1 p.m. (ET)
Join us for our annual conversation about the best summer books for kids and young adults.
Thursday, Jul 02 • 12:17 p.m. (ET)
In the same month that the Women's World Cup pulled in record numbers of viewers, a study revealed that ESPN's SportsCenter spent 2 percent of airtime on women's sports, the same as in 1999. We explore the lack of media coverage of female athletics, and the broad effects of the amount and framing of that coverage.
Thursday, Jul 02 • 12 p.m. (ET)
The Washington Navy Yard was put on lockdown this morning after reports of possible gun shots. Federal officials have now issued an "all clear" for the area, but questions remain about what provoked the heavy response from law enforcement.
Wednesday, Jul 01 • 1:32 p.m. (ET)
Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.
Wednesday, Jul 01 • 1 p.m. (ET)
In the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti five years ago, the American Red Cross raised half a billion dollars in aid. But delivering assistance with that money has posed challenges - a recent investigation by Pro Publica and NPR found that the funds have done little to create permanent housing. We connect with a Red Cross point person about the challenges they've faced in Haiti and the work the organization continues to do to provide relief there.
Wednesday, Jul 01 • 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions that have people abuzz about everything from marriage rights to the death penalty. This week, a federal court overruled a challenge to D.C.'s gun law. It's your turn to set the agenda as we consider those headlines and others.