Crime

New Testimony And More Questions In The Interest Rate Rigging Scandal

July 17, 2012

Regulators in at least seven countries are looking into the Libor interest rate scandal. New testimony and what it may mean on both sides of the Atlantic.

Stephan Talty: "Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day"

July 16, 2012

The D-Day invasion of Normandy was pivotal to the outcome of World War II. The story of a double agent who helped shape this battle and defeat the Nazis.

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

July 12, 2012

The public execution of an Afghan woman falsely accused of adultery has prompted international outrage. New efforts to curb violence against women.

The Global Banking Scandal

July 9, 2012

The ousted chief executive of Barclays Bank says it wasn’t the only financial institution that tried to manipulate benchmark interest rates. We look at the widening global bank scandal and the role of regulators.

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.

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