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Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" (Rebroadcast)

November 29, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

November 22, 2013

President Barack Obama meets with insurance executives on fixing cancelled policies. Senate Republicans block the president's third judicial nominee in three weeks. And America marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Amazon, The U.S. Postal Service And The Push To Expand Same-Day Delivery

November 12, 2013

Amazon will use the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand the service to other cities. How the push toward same-day delivery is transforming online shopping and the retail industry.

Katy Butler: "Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death"

November 11, 2013

About 24 million Americans are helping care for aging parents. One woman's story of how her father's final years led her mother to defy the medical system and meet death on her own terms.

David Folkenflik: "Murdoch's World"

October 31, 2013

Former editors at Rupert Murdoch's London papers face trial this week for their alleged role in hacking peoples' telephones. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik takes an in-depth look at the scandal and how Murdoch built his empire.

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.

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