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A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

October 7, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

How Government Security Clearances Are Granted

September 19, 2013

President Barack Obama ordered a broad review of security clearance procedures for federal workers and contractors. New questions about background checks and security credentials.

State Health Care Marketplaces: Who Will Buy And Why

September 10, 2013

In three weeks, uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage through state health care exchanges. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss who will buy and why.

The Declining Government Workforce

August 28, 2013

The U.S. unemployment rate has been trending downward, but most of the jobs growth has been in the private sector. What a decline in government jobs means for the economy.

The Economic Impact Of Airline Mergers

August 14, 2013

The Justice Department, along with several state attorneys general, dealt American Airlines and US Airways an unexpected blow by seeking to block their proposed merger. The airlines say their union would increase competition, but critics fear higher prices and reduced service. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of airline consolidation on consumers and local economies.

The Future Of Television

The Future Of Television

August 13, 2013

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

Debate Over What Constitutes A Living Wage

July 31, 2013

Hundreds of fast food workers in cities around the country are walking off the job to push for higher pay: Debate over what constitutes a living wage.

The Future Of The Mortgage Market

July 25, 2013

Debate over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Efforts to privatize most of the U.S. mortgage market and what it could mean for the housing recovery.

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

July 16, 2013

Dr. Sid Wolfe on the effort to ensure the safety of prescription drugs and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

The High Price Of College Tuition

July 15, 2013

Tuition is at record levels at both public and private colleges and universities: Why college is so expensive and what can be done about it.

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