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Airs Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7 p.m. NPR and WNYC present a special hour of coverage to set up this important moment in President Trump’s early presidency. This coverage is intended to provide listeners with context for the night’s speech by placing the speech inside the framework of America in a time of seismic change. This special will be a one-hour call-in program hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and featuring conservative commentator and talk radio host Charlie Sykes.
Airs Tuesday, January 10, at 8 p.m. President Obama will give his Farewell address and Red River Radio will carry live NPR News coverage of the address. Our special will be hosted by NPR’s Audie Cornish who will be joined by National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson, and Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen.
Airs Sunday, December 11, at 6 p.m. When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession. And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.