NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Black leaders respond to not guilty verdict in Trayvon Martin case

When a jury declared George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, the nation felt an all-too familiar schism that came after months of building pressure over two of the most contentious issues in America–race and … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Will Obama’s trip revitalize U.S. engagement in Africa?

While Michelle Obama has been documenting the first family’s trip to Africa on Instagram, others at home have been analyzing the long-term implications of the president’s visit to the continent–his first since a one-day trip to Ghana in 2009. Todd … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Pakistani report calls bin Laden raid an ‘act of war’

Last year, Zero Dark Thirty dramatized the U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden for the big screen. While the film detailed American efforts throughout the 10 years leading up to bin Laden’s death, the Pakistani side of the story … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE

Beverly Hills, 90210 star Ian Ziering reveals his secrets to a Chippendales body

Beverly Hills, 90210 star Ian Ziering has a new gig: guest host at Chippendales! The actor, who has been performing in Las Vegas since early June, dropped by Wake Up! With Taylor on Cosmo Radio to reveal his secrets to … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, TV

Big Brother host, Julie Chen, responds to contestants’ racist, homophobic remarks

Big Brother became more than an innocuous reality show last week when contestants were recorded making racist, homophobic and sexist remarks on the show’s live stream. Aaryn Gries, 22, was identified by CBS as the main offender and has been … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Congress faced with tough decisions on rising student loan interest rates

American students are taking on more and more debt to finish their educations, a crisis that some say could be as bad as–or worse than–the 2009 collapse of the housing bubble. And politicians are facing tough decisions to try to … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe on what it was like being one of only nine women in the Senate

Throughout her forty years in public service, former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has stood up for equality and bipartisanship. But when Snowe served in the Senate, she was one of only nine female senators. On SiriusXM Leading Ladies with Julie … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Lack of summer jobs affecting teen drop-out rates?

Halfway through the summer, many teens are still sitting around without anything to do. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris addressed the lack of summer jobs for youth with Joe Madison on SiriusXM Urban View. President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, TV

Laura Prepon talks prison life in ‘Orange Is the New Black’

That ’70s Show star Laura Prepon stopped by Wake Up With Taylor on Cosmo Radio Tuesday to share details about her new TV show, Orange Is the New Black. The Netflix original series, available to stream July 11, is based on … Continued

BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES

James Franco calls into EW Radio

In This Is the End, James Franco led a star-studded cast, including everyone from Seth Rogen to Emma Watson. Franco’s next project, a series of three films based on his book Palo Alto, will feature slightly less famous, local actors. … Continued