State of the Union Reflections; The State of New Jersey; How Winning Powerball Will Ruin Your Life

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Scratch Off games for sale with PowerBall tickets at Best Beer, Wine and Deli in Gaithersburg, Md., USA on January 11, 2015.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) discusses President Obama’s last State of the Union address, global investment and creating jobs in his state.
  • As Chris Christie continues his run for the GOP nomination for president, WNYC and NJPR's Matt Katz recaps the governor's sixth State of the State address.
  • Tavis Smiley assesses the progress, and lack of it, for African Americans in the ten years since he published his book The Covenant with Black America.
  • Our #ConnectingCongress series continues with U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY4).
  • If you bought a lottery ticket, how will your hypothetical Powerball winnings complicate your life?