Economy

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

May 21, 2014

It’s called Mini Super Tuesday: What primary results from six states suggest about the strength of the Tea Party, prospects for progressive Democrats and the likelihood of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge: "The Fourth Revolution"

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge: "The Fourth Revolution"

May 20, 2014

When it comes to democracy, the West has always come out on top. But today, democracy is in trouble, say two top editors at The Economists, who argue in a new book that the West is at risk of being left behind unless there’s a re-invention of the state. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge discuss the future of America and countries that are tackling government reform.

India's Election:  Implications For The Country's Future And The World Economy

India's Election: Implications For The Country's Future And The World Economy

May 19, 2014

The Indian National Congress, which has governed India for nearly all the country’s post-independence history, has conceded defeat to the opposition. We discuss what the election results mean for India's future and the world economy.

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial  Crisis

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial Crisis

May 14, 2014

The Justice Department is pushing to wrap up its investigations into possible criminal activity in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. We discuss why some say the probes have been politically motivated and others believe senior bank executives should be going to jail.

Federal Land Management

Federal Land Management

May 12, 2014

The U.S. government owns approximately one of every two acres in Western states, but local lawmakers are renewing efforts to reduce federal control. Please join us to discuss the ongoing battles over grazing fees, drilling rights and protection for endangered species on federal land.

Senator Elizabeth Warren

May 7, 2014

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts talks about why she believes Wall Street and Washington have stacked the deck against working families and her work as an advocate for consumers.

The Battle For Political Control Of State Governments

May 6, 2014

Republicans have legislative majorities in 26 states and are working to build on that success. We discuss the battle for control of state governments and implications for environmental, economic and social policy.

The Plight Of The Middle Class In The Post-Recession Job Market

May 1, 2014

Federal minimum wage law appears to be going nowhere. Nearly 40 percent of the unemployed have been out of work for six months or more, and the U.S. economy slowed significantly in the first quarter of this year. Diane and her guests discuss how the middle class is faring in the post-recession job market.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 25, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns Ukraine over pro-Russian militant deaths. Rival Palestinian factions announce plans to unify. And President Barack Obama begins a four-nation trip to Asia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Rising Poverty In America: The Causes And Consequences

Rising Poverty In America: The Causes And Consequences

April 22, 2014

A half century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, more than 46 million Americans are poor - and that number is rising. What's behind poverty in the U.S. and what can be done about it.

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