Across the country, dozens of cities are facing serious budget deficits that are requiring officials to cut everything from swimming pools to firehouses. We're taking a closer look at two of those cities: Detroit and Baltimore.
Fans of David Simon's 'The Wire' eagerly await his latest HBO series, 'Treme.' This city-biopic chronicles people struggling to survive in post-Katrina New Orleans. We talk to actor and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce, who describes New Orleans culture.
We've been talking all week about improving American schools. Do we increase funding, create better tests or shut down failing schools? Today we look at two cities experimenting with their own education policy reforms, Baltimore and New York City.
Employer-sponsored insurance has long been the mainstay of health coverage for most middle-class American families. But a new report has found that the middle class is losing its health coverage faster than any other income group.
President Obama's bipartisan health care summit begins later this morning, but the bickering started weeks ago. Will the summit be just an infomercial, or can we expect real movement with the health care debate?
Maryland may cut $1 billion from its budget by the end of 2009. One of the proposed cuts affects a mental hospital in a rural community along the Chesapeake Bay, but residents worry there will be no safety net to catch its patients.
Representatives from nine of the world's major faiths are joining forces to help address climate change ï¿½including a delegation from Baltimore's New Psalmist Baptist Church. Reporter Matthew Wells has the story.
The 35th Annual National Conference of Black Mayors convenes today in Las Vegas. In honor of the conference, we put together our own roundtable of black mayors to talk about issues they're facing during these tough economic times.
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