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Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders:  A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks

Readers' Review: "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" By Geraldine Brooks

October 31, 2012

Join Diane and her guests for our October Readers’ Review of Geraldine Brooks' novel, "Year of Wonders." It's based on the true story of measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves and others from the plague.

Friday News Roundup - International

October 19, 2012

Syrian rebels get anti-aircraft weapons. Libya singles out an Islamist leader in the Benghazi raid. And Iranian hackers renew attacks on U.S. banks.

Environmental Outlook: Elephants And The Ivory Trade

October 2, 2012

Tens of thousands of African elephants are being slaughtered every year to meet demand for ivory in China, the Philippines and Thailand. Inside the underground ivory trade and the future of Africa's elephants.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 21, 2012

Four U.S. soldiers were killed by Afghan police, the third such "inside" attack in as many days. A French newspaper printed several caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed. And Russia demanded that the U.S. halt the work of pro-democracy groups. Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and Yochi Dreazen of National Journal join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Culture Clash Over Free Speech

September 18, 2012

Protests against an American-made online video mocking the Prophet Muhammad have sparked discussions about free speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss clashing cultural norms and efforts to define and regulate hate speech across the globe.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 14, 2012

The United States and Libya agreed to cooperate to find out who was responsible for the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Protests over an American-made video mocking Islam spread to Yemen. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the U.S. to draw clearer "red lines" for a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. And in China, speculation grew over the absence of Vice President and expected next President Xi Jinping. Thom Shanker of The New York Times, Courtney Kube of NBC News and Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers.

Israeli Perspectives On Iran

September 10, 2012

Some in Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been speaking out about the need to act aggressively against Iran, with or without the support of the U.S. But many Israelis, including some in the military, do not share this view. Please join us to talk about the range of public opinion within Israel over how to respond to Iran's nuclear program.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 7, 2012

ECB President Mario Draghi unveiled details of a new bond-buying plan aimed at easing the eurozone's debt crisis. The new U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said searching for a solution in the country was like "standing in front of a brick wall." And Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a six-nation trip through the Asia-Pacific region where she faced harsh criticism from China's state media. James Kitfield of National Journal, Elise Labott of CNN and Tom Gjelten of NPR join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Kofi Annan: "Interventions: A Life in War and Peace"

September 6, 2012

Kofi Annan was the first sub-Saharan African to serve as secretary-general of the United Nations. His thoughts on the U.N.'s successes, missed opportunities and ongoing challenges, and his work trying to broker peace in Syria.

The Deepening Conflict In Syria

August 30, 2012

The conflict in Syria is in its 18th month. Why international efforts to halt the bloodshed have failed and how the crush of refugees is overwhelming border nations.

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