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Mobile Apps And Children's Privacy

December 13, 2012

Hundreds of smartphone and tablet apps aimed at kids are collecting and sharing personal data without informing parents. Join Diane and her guests as they discuss the latest concerns about mobile apps and children's privacy.

The People Who Make Our Clothes And The Conditions They Face

December 11, 2012

Dozens of Bangladesh workers making clothes for the U.S. market were killed in a factory fire last month. Debate over the safety of apparel makers and what can be done to improve conditions.

The Mortgage Interest Deduction And The U.S. Housing Market

December 10, 2012

The mortgage interest deduction is a key factor in many household budgets and the overall housing market. Who would be hurt and who would be helped if Congress changes the rules.

The Role Of The SEC And What's Needed To Keep Watch On Wall Street

November 28, 2012

The role of the SEC in regulating Wall Street.

Tainted Steroid Injections And Public Health

October 10, 2012

Thousands of people may have been exposed to deadly fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections for back and neck pain: What the outbreak reveals about regulations, oversight of compounding pharmacies and risks to public health.

Fairness In State Courts: Electing Versus Appointing State Judges

September 5, 2012

State judges rule on most legal cases, but some argue campaign funding for judicial candidates leads to bias. Please join us to discuss fairness in state courts: elections versus appointment for state judges.

Manufacturing And Regulations

August 27, 2012

An industry report says manufacturers are overburdened with rules. But health, safety and environmental watchdogs argue regulations are not strict enough. The role of regulations in the U.S. economy.

Dennis Drabelle: "The Great American Railroad War"

August 23, 2012

The story of the Central Pacific Railroad, two writers -- Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris -- and their battle in print against one of America's most powerful corporations.

New Concerns Over Air Traffic Safety

August 7, 2012

Recent accounts of near collisions. Ensuring the safety of air travel as traffic increases and the Federal Aviation Administration transitions to a new control system.

The Future Of The U.S. Postal Service

August 1, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for its first-ever default on billions of dollars. Options for resolving its financial troubles and the future of the nation's mail service.

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