America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston: Episode 2 | Idaho: Tied to the Land Life on the American frontier is evolving. To find out how, and what it means, Baratunde Thurston ventures into the wilds of Idaho in search of its outdoor culture. He finds ranchers and backcountry pilots sharing the wilderness with newly resettled refugees, and sees how climate change is playing havoc with the age-old salmon fishery.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are perfect for speed. Every year, cars and motorcycles break land speed records on the flat expanse of the Bonneville Salt Flats. It’s been a tradition for more than a century, and racers have built a thriving community around the salt races. But how did these salt flats form, and why are they disappearing now?
Students returned to school in a number of states this week amid a new surge of COVID cases and a fierce battle over mask mandates. Republican governors in states like Arizona and Texas have tried to stop school districts from mandating face masks, drawing sharp criticism from some parents and educators, and action from the white house. John Yang reports from Florida, the epicenter of this debate.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and E.J. Dionne from The Washington Post join Judy Woodruff to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure deal, new information about the delta variant’s threat, and the Capitol Police testimony during the Jan. 6 hearings.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join John Yang to discuss the latest political news, including COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, congressional debate on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, and the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection investigation.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the Jan. 6 insurrection investigation, the infrastructure and budget negotiations in Congress, and vaccination efforts in America.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest political news, including immigration measures in the Biden budget plan, the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and how it affects vaccination efforts, and voter polling for 2022.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the Trump administration.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including former President Donald Trump’s rewriting of the January 6 attacks, President Joe Biden’s stance on police reform and what it says about the Democratic Party.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and deputy opinion editor for The Washington Post, Karen Tumulty, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the return of congressional earmarks, withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the latest on the New York City mayor’s race and what it means about the Democratic Party.