MONDAY Feb. 12 - The US Constitution guarantees that everyone facing criminal charges, even if they can’t afford one, is entitled to legal counsel. The State of New Mexico effectively says, “Can’t afford it.” Maggie Shepard of the Albuquerque Journal on the state’s over-burdened Office of the Public Defender.
TUESDAY Feb. 13 - Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon are all self-made American billionaires. They’ve succeeded by creating new solutions to investing, retail marketing and banking, now they’re joining together to tackle one of the country’s most perplexing problems: healthcare. Elizabeth Rosenthal, the author of An American Sickness, a best-selling examination of the infrastructure of American medical care looks at the story.
WEDNESDAY Feb. 14 – Here and There is preempted by a live broadcast of the Santa Fe City Council.
THURSDAY Feb. 15 - Homelessness is, by definition, a housing problem, but America’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr Ben Carson says it’s not his problem, “not a Federal problem, but everybody’s problem.” Which usually means, it’s nobody’s problem, except the millions of people in America who go homeless every night. Alastair Gee runs The Guardians’ investigative project on homelessness. Outside in America.