Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
The unemployed have been told career training and education are the path to jobs, but many are finding this is not the case. The struggles of many of the nation’s job seekers in an economy where work is scarce.
- Robert Lerman Professor of Economics at American University and Institute Fellow at Urban Institute
- Dante Chinni Director of the Christian Science Monitor's "Patchwork Nation" blog
- Catherine Nopp Director of Workforce Development at Clackamas Community College, in a suburb of Portland, OR
- Jean McAlister Associate Dean of Continuing Education Operations at Atlantic Cape Community College
- Justin Lahart correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
- Peter Goodman New York Times' national economic correspondent and author of "Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy."
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