The Score: $22 Trillion, North Korea, Trump’s Emergency, 1960s Geopolitics
This week on The Score – The US national debt reaches 22 trillion dollars. What can we expect from the next U.S.-North Korea summit meeting? Can we learn from the peacekeeping mission in Somalia? A look back at Kennedy and Johnson’s foreign policy.
The Score: Unfree World, Drug Prices, SOTU Responses, Doc Thompson
This week on The Score: Is freedom in the world declining? Why are American drug prices so high? Was the President accurate about immigration and trade in his State of the Union message? What’s the full story on jobs and wages? And we remember radio host Doc Thompson.
The Score: Groundhog Day, Frigid Weather, Crony Capitalism, Shutdown Blues, Student Journalism
This week on The Score – What is the future of student journalism? Who is against crony capitalism? Where did the polar vortex come from and why is it making us so cold? Should we worry about the economic consequences of the federal shutdown?
Previewing the Score: Polar Vortex 2019
“If the polar vortex were to not be around, it would mean either the sun had gone out or the earth had stopped rotating,” Virginia state climatologist Jerry Stenger explained to me. “It is simply a consequence of differential heating on the earth and its rotation that develops this flow around the pole and that’s totally normal.”
The Score: Democracy’s Future, Book Festival, Beer Rules
What is the future of representative democracy in America? What’s coming up at the 25th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book? How does the federal government regulate the beer you drink?
Previewing the Score: Terry McAuliffe on the shutdown and acting presidential
Talking very much like a presidential candidate looking to displace Donald Trump, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told Bearing Drift…
The Score: Race Relations, Beer Battles, Minimum Wages, Tucker’s Economics
This week on The Score – How have race relations changed in the ten years since Barack Obama became president? Is access to your favorite beer blocked by the government shutdown? Are the new conservatives opposed to free enterprise? What happens if Virginia raises its minimum wage?
The Score: Immigration Policy, Jobs Growth, More Highlights
This week on The Score – Why does immigration policy reform seem so impossible? What did we learn from the latest Labor Department jobs report? We visit some highlights from 2018, including interviews with authors and Virginia state legislators.
The Score: New Year, New Congress, Tech Regulations, 2018 Highlights
This week on The Score – A new year brings a new Congress, a government shutdown, and an unsteady White House. Silicon Valley wants regulation … or doesn’t want it. Which is it? We also have highlights from 2018.
The Score: Weird Science, Angry Jurors, Beale Street, Federal Spending, Fake News
This week on The Score – Can federal spending be reduced? What were the top science stories of 2018? Tim Hulsey reviews If Beale Street Could Talk. We hear the hidden story of the stage play, Twelve Angry Men, why 1979 was such a pivotal year, and how consumers of journalism can fight “fake news.” All this and more on The Score.