The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NBA lockout that went into effect at midnight. They'll also discuss the Dream Act, and whether President Obama's stance on gay marriage has evolved. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael, conservative columnist Mario Loyola, Sports Illustrated reporter Pablo Torre and editorial director of Colorlines.com Kai Wright.
During this week's political chat, host Michel Martin discusses the budget talks, various abortion laws nationwide and Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, who recently announced her White House bid. Martin hears from Linda Chavez, chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director of Voto Latino.
Just as Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at a Manhattan federal court this hour for a hearing on the sexual assault charges against him, there was word from several media outlets (including The Associated Press and NPR) that sources with knowledge of the decision say prosecutors have agreed he can be released without bail.
For some employees, smartphones and computer tablets have become digital leashes to the office. They've made it easier to stay in touch with what's going on at work from almost anywhere, which has made it increasingly more difficult for some workers to disconnect — even while on vacation.
For Dimitar Popov, a business consultant from Chicago, the "day off from work" is dead.
"I took off work but with the promise that I would be periodically checking e-mails," he says.
Not to mention returning phone calls and text messages from co-workers on his day off.
New York prosecutors in the sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn were expected to concede in court Friday that serious questions have arisen over the credibility of his accuser.
Concerns that the woman, a hotel housekeeper, might have lied in parts of her story leading up to and immediately after the alleged assault in May were likely to weigh in Strauss-Kahn's favor at a hearing to reduce his strict bail conditions.