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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

July 12, 2013

House Republicans overwhelmingly resist comprehensive immigration overhaul. President Barack Obama's nominee to head the FBI answers questions about domestic surveillance. And the Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

June 27, 2013

Debate over the health effects of caffeinated energy drinks, candy and snacks. Companies argue they are safe, but critics say they shouldn't be marketed to children.

Health Insurance Exchanges

June 20, 2013

Open enrollment for health insurance through state exchanges begins Oct. 1. The push to get the systems up and running and Americans signed up.

Making Better End-Of-Life Care Decisions

Making Better End-Of-Life Care Decisions

June 17, 2013

Most Americans say they want to die at home, but few actually do. How movies made by two Harvard doctors can help patients make better end-of-life decisions.

Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

June 12, 2013

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.

Infidelity And How It  Affects Marriage, Children And Families

Infidelity And How It Affects Marriage, Children And Families

June 10, 2013

An estimated 40 percent of married couples in America experience at least one incident of infidelity. Why people cheat, how extramarital affairs affect the whole family and understanding the consequences of infidelity.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

May 16, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal:  An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

May 14, 2013

A leading psychiatrist argues that too many people are being diagnosed as mentally ill. Dr. Allen Frances joins Diane to discuss the problems of over-diagnosis and over-medication.

Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

May 1, 2013

Diane speaks with renowned physician and social activist Paul Farmer. In his latest book, he encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times, from global health and poverty to climate change.

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