President Obama is finding it challeging to win international backing for a strike on Syria. France and Turkey are two countries that favor a military response.
The NFL has reached a tentative agreement with 4,500 retired professional football players over claims that the league hid what it knew about the dangers over head injuries. Retired players and their families will receive $765 million over the next 20 years.
As the world waits for what are expected to be U.S. missile strikes on military targets inside Syria in coming days, Secretary of State John Kerry made the Obama administration's case for holding the Syrian leader accountable.
The National Football League has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in a settlement over concussion-related injuries. But the league also denies any wrongdoing. So is it a victory for the players? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox for backtalk. This week, listeners tweet about online activism, and education.
Russell Moore is considered the public face of Evangelical Christians, as the new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Moore speaks with host Michel Martin about what it will take to bridge the racial gap in the Church and deal with some hot-button topics like immigration and abortion.
As Americans debate military intervention, the UN's refugee agency has warned that Syria could be on the 'verge of the abyss.' Host Michel Martin discusses the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by the conflict with Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president of the Syrian American Medical Society, and Rima Kamal, the Red Cross' spokesperson in Damascus.
The dangers of texting while driving have been a growing legal issue for some time. But what about sending a text to a driver when you know that person is on the road? A ruling this week in a New Jersey Appeals Court could have implications on whether someone can be held responsible for that kind of texting. The specific case involved two texting teens and an older couple who were injured while riding on their motorcycle. Two judges of a the three-judge panel ruled that you don't have to be the one in the driver's seat to be open to legal action. Tom Zambito, a court reporter at The Star Ledger, explains the ruling.
The leader says he believes the currency, which has fallen by 15 percent since May, is undervalued, but that the drop doesn't mean the economy is 'going down a hill'.