Politics

9:00am

Fri June 29, 2012
Politics

The Supreme Court And The Health Care Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court, which will be in the news on Thursday.
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The biggest surprise Thursday morning at the Supreme Court will be if the justices do not issue their most-anticipated decision of the year — on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  Red River Radio plans to extend Morning Edition coverage for the decision and analysis.  Our extended coverage will begin at 9:00 a.m. unless we get word that the court has deferred the release of their opinion to another date. We will push back Performance Today's broadcast time until after full coverage and analysis has been completed by NPR.

As we reported Monday, the court has said its last day of the current term is Thursday. And that's led to the logical conclusion that the health care decision will be released shortly after 10 a.m. ET, when the justices come to the bench. It's highly unlikely, court watchers say, that the justices have decided to give themselves another day before going on recess or have opted to delay a decision even longer.

We will pass along the news as soon as possible. NPR's health, legal and Washington teams will all be on the story and feeding NPR.org, the Newcast Desk and Morning Edition — which will still be on the air across much of the nation.

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7:00pm

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

Louisiana Public Square: Education Reform 2012

Airs Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.  What will the changes to the state’s education system mean for Louisiana’s public schools? Much of Governor Jindal’s education reform package has passed this legislative session, including creating America’s largest school voucher program, tying teacher pay to test scores and granting more authority to principals and superintendents. While debate still continues on some proposals, Louisiana Public Square takes time to explore what the changes mean for parents, students, teachers and taxpayers on its April edition, Education Reform 2012.

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12:00am

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

Louisiana Public Square: Education Reform 2012

Airs Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.  What will the changes to the state’s education system mean for Louisiana’s public schools? Much of Governor Jindal’s education reform package has passed this legislative session, including creating America’s largest school voucher program, tying teacher pay to test scores and granting more authority to principals and superintendents.

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7:35am

Thu April 12, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 4/12/2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his perspectives about the school reforms being debated in Baton Rouge 

11:00pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Politics

Marketplace Special: Kai Ryssdal interviews President Obama

Kai Ryssdal will be interviewing President Obama for this evening's Marketplace broadcast. Kai will chat with President Obama at the Copper Mountain Solar facility in Boulder Hills, Nevada. In addition to talking about energy policy and high gas prices, they will touch on many aspects of the economy: jobs, the budget, housing, average Americans, banks and the politics of economic policy. With Kai in Nevada, Tess Vigeland will be stepping in to host the show.

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