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Friday News Roundup - International

July 6, 2012

A senior member of President Assad’s regime defects as world powers discuss ways to end the 16-month old conflict in Syria. Pakistan reopens supply routes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologizes for the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers. And British bank Barclays admits to manipulating global interest rates. Guest host Susan Page speaks with Yochi Dreazen of National Journal Magazine, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre and Mark Mardell of BBC North America Editor.

Mexico's Presidential Election

July 2, 2012

Diane and her guests discuss how the results of Mexico's presidential election will impact the drug wars, the country's changing economic picture and U.S.-Mexico relations.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

June 22, 2012

A House panel voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a Latino group he would replace and supersede President Barack Obama’s immigration plan. Federal Reserve officials extended a program known as “Operation Twist” and said they were prepared to do more if necessary to spur job growth. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Ari Shapiro of NPR join guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Congressional Republicans Take Aim At Attorney General Eric Holder

June 21, 2012

Congressional Republicans take aim at Attorney General Eric Holder with questions over the Fast and Furious weapons program and alleged security leaks.

The Edwards Trial and Campaign Finance Laws

May 17, 2012

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is on trial for misuse of funds to pay his mistress. We discuss the Edwards case and campaign finance laws with guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR and a panel of experts.

Paul French:  "Midnight in Peking:  How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

April 26, 2012

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.

Karen Spears Zacharias:  "A Silence of Mockingbirds:  The Memoir of a Murder"

Karen Spears Zacharias: "A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder"

April 25, 2012

A journalist exposes the failures of an entire community to protect the 3-year-old daughter of a close family friend.

The Politics of Guns in America

April 17, 2012

This week marks five years since the Virginia Tech shootings. But advocates for gun control have made little progress. The politics behind America's gun culture.

Stand Your Ground and Concealed Weapons Laws

April 3, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin has prompted former President Bill Clinton and others to call for a review of Stand Your Ground laws. State policies on concealed weapons and self-defense.

Trayvon Martin and Race Relations in America

March 26, 2012

On Friday President Obama said, "If i had a son, he’d look like Trayvon." Though the President didn’t specifically mention race in his comments, race has been the discussion since the death of the Florida teenager made news...

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