January 23, 2019 at 5:30 am

As the tri-state region grapples with wind chills near zero degrees, some New Yorkers in public housing report that they are still without heat or hot water. As NYCHA tenants seek change within the housing system, all eyes turn to the federal government for solutions. But, all talks are frozen while the government remains shutdown. In a five to four vote, the Supreme Court revived the Trump administration’s policy of barring transgender people from serving in the military. Frontline and NPR investigate why government regulators did little to stop a rising epidemic that killed thousands of coal miners. We have a preview. As mental illness continues to plague veterans, The New York Times reports that millions of dollars earmarked for veteran suicide prevention were never spent. We have the details.

Aired on January 22, 2019. 


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