As immigration reform measures have moved slowly forward, many groups have had special programs built in for them. There's a proposal to help the Irish, another for people with backgrounds in science or math, but one group of immigrants may lose out: people from African countries looking to come here legally.
The immigration bill making its way through the Senate would put an end to the so-called 'Green Card Lottery.' The World's Jason Margolis explains why the proposed change has sparked anger among African immigrants living in the US.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently advocated in favor of mayoral control of big-city schools. Here to help us take a closer look at the pros and cons of school governance is Joseph Viteritti, editor of 'When Mayors Take Charge.'
The Flight 93 National Memorial honoring September 11th passengers is set to begin construction this fall. The Takeaway speaks to two family members of deceased passengers, Patrick White and Carole O'Hare, and to WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman.
Newark Public Schools, which have been rated the worst in the country, have been given an infusion of $100 million from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The gift is a bonanza, but it is also highlights a school system in dire need.
Has the Living Cities philanthropic collaborative found a way to get the most ameliorative bang for their philanthropic buck? We talk about the changing philosophies of urban renewal, and we speak to two people who will see this money in their cities.