In a major policy change, the White House announced yesterday that it will not interfere with states laws allowing for recreational marijuana use. That is, as long as those states do a good job regulating pot sales.
Obamacare. Immigration. Tackling the deficit, and funding the government. All issues Congress faces as they return from their summer recess next week, and some of the stuff we'll talk about on our weekly news analysis, The Friday Flashback.
The Labor Day weekend is upon us. According to AAA, more than 29 million of us will hop in our cars for road trips and about 2.5 million will head to the airport for a longer journey. Slate contributor Amy Webb is with us and she's got some tips for the flying public.
The Taste event will feature cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and discussions about the dining experience, including a chat about pop-up restaurants; those temporary eateries that pop up inside other restaurants, or sometimes even private homes.
The Rim Fire is burning in part of the park, and the fire is now more than 30 percent contained. Full containment is not expected until September 20th. Despite this though much of the park is open for business. Kari Cobb, park ranger and spokesperson for Yosemite, joins the show with an update on the status of the park.