The unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest point in eight years. The reality for workers, especially African-Americans, remains mixed.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Iowa caucuses and the upcoming New Hampshire primary.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unexpectedly ruled to limit how officers may use Tasers or other stun guns. In states such as Virginia and North Carolina, it's no longer legal for police to use Tasers to force compliance from a non-dangerous suspect. Some cops say this is an unnecessary and dangerous restriction. Others say it's an overdue curb on the abuse of these weapons.
Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?