Segments From this episode
With Republican Scott Brown winning the Massachusetts senatorial seat, the Democrats' filibuster-proof Senate majority is gone. Tom Mann of the Brookings Institution talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happens to President Obama's agenda now.
The markets have been down all day, and at one point the Dow Jones was down 189 points, making it one of the worst trading days of the year so far. What's happening? Alisa Roth reports.
The military is scrambling to decide what to do about some of the gunsights it's been buying for the Army and Marines. References to biblical passages are inscribed on them. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Some 40 million Americans live in poverty, and the odds are 50-50 that if you're born into poverty, you'll die poor. Stephen Smith profiles two friends who are trying to break the cycle.
Mark Schapiro of the Center for Investigative Reporting talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article he wrote for Harper's Magazine, which discusses how we can measure a credit of carbon.
Marketplace for Wednesday, January 20, 2010