We discuss the latest in the ongoing Greek debt crisis. Climate change threatens life in Pukapuka, we meet a filmmaker that hopes to preserve the culture of the Cook Island atoll. And, the theory of the next mass extinction.
The Greek prime minister met with the country’s Eurozone creditors in Brussels Wednesday and through the night to try and negotiate the terms of a final loan agreement for its international bailout. We discuss the international politics at play as Greece appears to move toward a final debt agreement.
We recap the week’s news including the developing scandal surrounding former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert; the latest developments from Springfield; and the ups-and-downs for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks.
A U.S. judge says Argentina must repay hedge funds that own bonds the country had defaulted on in 2001. Argentina has asked for a stay in the ruling. Stephen Nelson, a professor of political science at Northwestern University who specializes in the politics of debt, explains the case.
WASHINGTON — A special deficit-reduction supercommittee appears likely to admit failure on Monday, unable or unwilling to compromise on a mix of spending cuts and tax increases required to meet its assignment of saving taxpayers at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade.The panel is sputtering t
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced another crackdown on people who owe the city money.If you have unpaid parking tickets, or bank property fees and fines you haven't taken care of yet, Mayor Emanuel said it's time to pay up.