President Obama

Airs Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m. Red River Radio will carry live special coverage from NPR news on today's press briefing in baton Rouge. This briefing will provide the latest updates into the shooting of three police officers in baton Rouge Sunday morning. Meghna Chakrabarti at WBUR in Boston will host and will be joined by NPR Justice Department Correspondent Carrie Johnson in Washington, NPR Senior Washington Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving in Cleveland, and reporter Jesse Hardman of Member Station WWNO, reporting from Baton Rouge Member Station WRKF.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 12 noon, an interfaith memorial service will be held at the Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, to remember the police officers killed by a gunman in that city last week. President Obama is expected to speak, as is former president George W. Bush.  NPR will offer live, anchored, special coverage of the memorial service. Here & Now’s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson will host the live coverage. They will be joined on the air by KERA host Krys Boyd, as well as by NPR correspondents. 

Airs Sunday, December 6, at 7 p.m. President Obama will address the nation tonight at 7 p.m. CT. The White House says the President will speak from the Oval Office about steps the government is taking to address terrorist threats against the country. He is also expected to give an update on the investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.

Airs Sunday, July 12, at 6 p.m. This year the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany negotiated an interim nuclear accord with Iran that includes limiting Iran's enrichment capacity and stockpile. Many in the U.S. fear that a deal as it is being negotiated would not go far enough and, instead of being a benefit, would strengthen Iran’s hand in the Middle East. Is this agreement a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to halt nuclear proliferation, or does President Obama have this wrong? The debaters are Philip Gordon, Michael Doran, Thomas Pickering, and Mark Dubowitz.

Airs Tuesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, January 20, 2015, President Obama will deliver the anual State of the Union address. National Public Radio news will be there to provide live anchored coverage of the President’s speech as well as the Republican response. Robert Siegel will host and he'll be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. NPR’s Ailsa Chang will report live from the House chamber and we will also have analysis of the speeches from two political pollsters: Democrat Anna Greenberg, senior vice president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights, as well as NPR reporters.