President Barack Obama has proposed opening up new areas for offshore drilling, including in the Atlantic. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guests discuss the prospects for finding oil and gas offshore, and the environmental and safety concerns.
Next week, the House of Representatives votes on trade relations with China — whether or not to grant permanent normal trading status. Meanwhile, China has taken the historic step of asking for U.S. assistance in resolving the irreconcilable differences between the governments of Taiwan and China. A panel talks about the complicated mix of economics and politics behind the debate, and how Americans may be affected by the vote in Congress.
- Mike Jendrzejczyk Washington director for the Asia division of Human Rights Watch
- Thea Lee chief international economist for the AFL-CIO
- Robert Kapp former president of the United States-China Business Council
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