UPDATED: SUNDAY, 6:31 PM
Alex Goldmark on the Sunday shift.
President Obama's budget comes out tomorrow just as we'll be going live on-air. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, will be on hand to extract the important implications from the heap of numbers. We expect to see some serious cuts as the president reveals how he will try to reign in spending.
We're also following the murmurs around the Khalid-Sheik Mohammed trial. It appears that a passionate local community board in downtown Manhattan have raised enough of a fight to get the trial moved out of the neighborhood where the twin towers once stood. What's interesting, though, is how they organized and got their way, and why another town not too far away, is lobbying hard to host the trial New York didn't want.
And we're waiting to find out why someone in Juarez, Mexico went on a shooting spree at a high school party leaving 13 dead. When we know, we'll let you know.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, 12:00 PM
This is Anna Sale on the Friday producing shift.
We’re looking ahead to next week and sniffing out the news. It’s still in flux, but we do know a couple of items we’ll be including.
After Wyclef Jean talked about the need for more tents in Haiti on the show on Thursday, we’ve been in touch with a priest in Haiti who is currently working in a Port-au-Prince tent city to get a sense of the needs there. We’re hoping to broaden that conversation to explore the earthquake’s lasting impacts with the help of the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool. He has been reporting from Kashmir, Pakistan where a tent city still stands five years after the earthquake there.
Our friends, Marcus Mabry from The New York Times and the BBC’s Rob Watson, will join us for our weekly look ahead to the weeks’ news. Included in the mix: President Obama presents his budget proposal in Washington, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker testifies to the Senate Banking Committee, the Haiti recovery effort continues, and the five Americans facing terror charges in Pakistan will be in court.
We'll look at the Obama administration’s environmental record with the help of our Public Radio International cousin, Living on Earth. We’ll look at the particulars of how the Obama administration has reversed policies from the Bush administration, and we’re making calls to California to try to talk to someone the farm worker community, where the Environmental Protection Agency will study whether pollution there is causing birth defects.
In our weekly family conversation, we’re taking a close look at what can be a tough call for the family budget – whether couples should combine their finances or keep them separate. We’ll talk to financial journalist Neil Parmar, and a couple who have decided they’re better off keeping their money apart.
Finally, we’re looking forward to having humorist Dave Barry on the air to welcome us to Miami. We go live on Miami’s WLRN starting Monday. That almost — but doesn’t quite — take the edge off the frigid temperatures here in New York City this weekend. Welcome to The Takeaway family, Miami!