Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Customers hold their iPhones at Puerta del Sol Apple Store on Sept. 26, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  - (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

New Concerns Over Phones, Intelligence Gathering And National Security

10 a.m. (ET)

Apple and Google will encrypt newer phones, blocking access to data by law enforcement. And a Swedish company may take control of the U.S. routing system for phone calls and text messages. Diane her guests discuss new security concerns over access to smart phone data.

Single parent Brandi Slade, right, holds her 4-year-old daughter in Tucson, Ariz., Friday, July 2, 2004.  - (AP Photo/Tucson Citizen, Norma Jean Gargasz)

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

11 a.m. (ET)

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Too often, the result is increased poverty for many children. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Family policy expert Isabel Sawhill offers a third option which involves what she calls childbearing by design, not by default. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

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