Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Eric Holder. They discuss how the terrorist attacks have changed America and informed the way he does his job as the nation's top lawyer. He says Sept. 11 continues to be "chilling" and remains on his mind even when he goes to sleep.
After the terrorist attacks, the Bush administration set up a legal framework for national security such as surveillance tactics and treatment of terror suspects. Eric Holder became the U.S. Attorney General in 2009, and wanted to close Guantanamo Bay and try terror suspects in civilian courts rather than military courts. Holder speaks with host Michel Martin.
President Obama unveiled a new jobs plan to Congress Thursday. U.S. officials are looking into what they call a "credible" potential terrorist threat, coinciding with the Sept. 11 anniversary. And Texas Gov. Rick Perry made his debate debut during the GOP debate Wednesday. The Barbershop guys weigh in with host Michel Martin.
President Obama presented his jobs plan to Congress Thursday evening. It proposes tax cuts to businesses that hire new employees, reforms to the unemployment insurance system and investments in schools and infrastructure. Host Michel Martin discusses the plan with National Urban League President Marc Morial and small business owner Andy Shallal.
Contagion is about a flu epidemic that causes millions of deaths, Warrior about sibling rivalry in a working-class family. The former is a disaster epic writ surprisingly small, the latter a domestic drama writ larger than you'd think. Both prove effective, both have intriguing structures; it's a good week for movie nuts.
Richard Engel, the chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, has spent the past decade going to some of the more dangerous war zones on the planet. He has filed from Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan — and more recently covered the uprisings in Egypt, where he was tear gassed, and Libya, where he was almost shot in Benghazi while covering the conflict.
It wasn't the first time Engel has had a close call.