This is our first "Around the Nation" of 2010 and I’m still playing with the format. This week I thought I’d try breaking the feature up into clearer sections. Let me know what you think.

Two places we need your input …

It’s been a year since President Obama’s inauguration, and we’re marking the occasion with a package of articles including "Obama at One," a forum with contributions from some of the foremost thinkers, historians, writers, activists and leaders in the progressive movement and beyond. We’re also marking the occasion with contributions from you–"Obama at One" includes a readers’ forum on the high and low points of the President’s first year in office. You can make your contribution here, and we’ll be surfacing them over the next couple of weeks.

We also need your help coming up with a topic for next week’s "The Breakdown with The Nation‘s Chris Hayes," a new audio feature we’re doing weekly at TheNation.com. We just posted the second installment and you can listen (or download the MP3) here:

The topic this week: If healthcare passes, why will it take so long for the reforms to go into effect? Is it all an accounting scam? Chris Hayes breaks down the timing of what happens when, if healthcare reform goes through. The topic next week is up to you. Email the breakdown @thenation.com with questions from the news that you’d like to hear explained.

Two "Nation in the News" items …

1. I’ll be on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, on the media roundtable with George Will, Tucker Carlson and Donna Brazile. Check local listings for your ABC affiliate; we’ll have video posted Monday.

2. The Nation‘s Aram Roston was on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross Thursday night discussing his investigation, "How the U.S. Funds the Taliban." You can listen to the interview here.

One piece of News …

The Nation was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for our coverage of gay and lesbian issues in 2009. We were nominated in the "Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage" award. Thanks to GLAAD for the recognition–the full list of nominees are here–and congratulations to all our writers and editors, including Richard Kim, Betsy Reed, Emily Douglas, Dan Chandler, Lisa Duggan, Chris Lisotta, Adam Howard, Eric Naing and others who contributed or edited pieces. You can see all our recent coverage of Gay & Lesbian Issues and Activism here.

Helping Haiti …

Finally this week, we’re all watching with a mix of horror and sadness the circumstances unfold in Haiti. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, The Nation has a guide here of some of the best ways you can help victims of the earthquake. Also a coalition of progressive organizations, including CREDO Mobile, MoveOn.org, True Majority and Democracy for America put together ProgressivesforHaiti.org,a cooperative effort among progressive citizens’ groups to provide immediate assistance to the people of Haiti.