A weekly public-affairs newsmagazine, produced in collaboration with National Public Radio, that includes reports, essays and interviews. The series was spun off (and cut back to a half hour from an hour) when Bill Moyers left in December 2004.
Documentarian Daniel Junge discusses his film "They Killed Sister Dorothy," about Catholic nun Dorothy Stang, who was murdered in 2005 Brazil, and the ongoing struggle Brazilian peasants face in attempting to hold onto their way of life.
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio's approach to enforcing federal immigration laws is examined, including charges that his office relies on racial profiling. Included: an interview with Arpaio.
The backlog of processing rape kits is explored through the prism of Los Angeles County. Included: remarks from L.A. city controller Laura Chick; interviews with rape survivors and law-enforcement experts.
A report on the Obama administration's education strategy visits a Chicago school that was "turned around" while Education Secretary Arne Duncan ran the Windy City's school system. Included is an interview with Duncan.
Fighting a possible swine-flu pandemic is discussed with Dr. Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox during the 1970s. Also: Stanford University epidemiologist Nathan Wolfe, who tracks viruses to their source, is interviewed.