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Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

September 4, 2014

Two days after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school, a woman in Idaho blogged “I am Adam Lanza’s mother.” Her essay about raising her violent mentally-ill teenage son went viral. In a new book, she describes the lack of resources and support available to children with mental disorders.

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

August 26, 2014

The killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri renews questions about police practices and the use of deadly force: why some say Brown's death could spark a broader debate in US police strategies.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 22, 2014

A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Police, Race And The Use Of Deadly Force

Police, Race And The Use Of Deadly Force

August 18, 2014

Michael Brown’s death sparks a national conversation about what happens when police don’t reflect the communities they serve. As the Justice Department investigates police tactics across the country, we discuss new questions about police, race and the use of deadly force.

John Dean: "The Nixon Defense:  What He Knew and When He Knew It"

John Dean: "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It"

July 28, 2014

Forty years after Watergate you may think we have learned all there is to know about the scandal. But a key member of Nixon's White House disagrees. John Dean talks with guest host Susan Page about what he now believes the president knew and when he knew it.

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black"

Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black"

June 9, 2014

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

David Ignatius: "The Director"

David Ignatius: "The Director"

June 2, 2014

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has been covering the CIA for more than 25 years. David Ignatius joins Diane to talk about his new book, “The Director," along with leaks and cyber espionage—both real and imagined.

Readers' Review: "The Secret History" By Donna Tartt

Readers' Review: "The Secret History" By Donna Tartt

May 28, 2014

For our next Readers' Review: "The Secret History." Set on a college campus, a scholarship student joins a sophisticated clique that harbors dark secrets. Published in 1992, it's the first novel by Donna Tartt, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Friday News Roundup - International

May 9, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin's vow to pull back troops from its border with Ukraine is met with skepticism. Syrian rebels give up a key city in the three-year conflict. And in South Sudan, the government agrees to suspend attacks on militants. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Update On The Nigerian Schoolgirl Abduction

May 8, 2014

Nigeria has accepted a U.S. offer to help rescue nearly 300 school girls abducted in the last month. The terrorist organization claiming responsibility says they have been taken as slaves. Guest host Susan Page talks with a panel of experts on the girls’ plight and the latest on efforts to save them.

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