Economy

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

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

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

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.

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck  (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

From our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today. Diane and...

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"

Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"

August 28, 2014

Baby Boomers are living longer and in better health than any other generation and many of them are choosing to stay employed. The shift away from retirement and what it means for the American workplace and economy.

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

August 28, 2014

It's harder than ever to find affordable housing in the U.S. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the government, private developers and banks in today’s housing market.

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

August 20, 2014

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

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