Every Monday on The Takeaway, hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee guide you through what to keep an eye on for the coming week. Today, they're joined by WNYC's Charlie Herman and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Connie Schultz.
After nearly a decade of combat in Afghanistan, how much do we really know about the place and what will this drawdown of troops mean for the country? Lyse Doucet, correspondent for our partner the BBC, joins us.
The unemployment numbers for December are out and the jobless rate hit 7.2 percent. Additionally, payroll employment dropped by 524,000 over the month. Here to tell us about how the losses have accelerated is Kelly Evans of the Wall Street Journal.
Joining The Takeaway to gauge if President Obama has succeeded in rebooting the United States' relationship with Russia is Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Eisenhower and leading expert on Russia.