Economy

The Future Of Toll Roads In The U.S.

The Future Of Toll Roads In The U.S.

October 22, 2014

Toll road mileage is increasing nationwide as cash-strapped states try to relieve traffic congestion without raising taxes. But some transportation officials are facing a political backlash. Diane and her guests discuss the future of toll roads in the U.S.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 17, 2014

The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top international news stories.

The Global Economic Slowdown And What It Means For The U.S. Recovery

The Global Economic Slowdown And What It Means For The U.S. Recovery

October 14, 2014

As U.S. job growth picks up, many parts of the world are in an economic slowdown. Policymakers at home and abroad are divided on what to do. The global slowdown and what it means for the U.S. recovery.

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

October 9, 2014

A conversation with Gen. Wesley Clark on his vision for a new direction in American leadership, and what it will take to move the U.S. away from its focus on war.

Pivotal Races To Watch In The Midterms And Why

Pivotal Races To Watch In The Midterms And Why

October 8, 2014

With a month to go before midterm elections, Republicans are making gains in their bid to retake the Senate. Which midterm races to watch and what the results could mean for immigration, tax reform and social programs.

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

Martin Wolf: "The Shifts And The Shocks: What We've Learned -- And Have Still To Learn -- From The Financial Crisis"

Martin Wolf: "The Shifts And The Shocks: What We've Learned -- And Have Still To Learn -- From The Financial Crisis"

September 29, 2014

Martin Wolf on what the 2008 financial crisis should teach us about modern economics, why future crises are likely and what we need to do.

The Growing International Coalition In The Fight Against ISIS

September 29, 2014

A growing number of countries are joining the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, one of the world's most well-funded terrorist groups. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for a broad international coalition.

The State Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Challenges Of Achieving Global Unity On Climate Action

September 23, 2014

Scientists report global greenhouse gas emissions spiked to record levels in 2013. Diane and her guests discuss the state of climate change and growing pressure on world leaders to take action.

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

September 17, 2014

The casino industry is anything but a sure bet these days. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Gambling Commission approved a $1.6 billion casino north of Boston. At the same time, the Trump Plaza just became the fourth casino in Atlantic city to shut down this year. Steve Roberts and his guests discuss current trends in the casino industry and what its future might hold.

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