Economy

Status of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2008

A panel of doctors discusses a potential shortage of primary care physicians and what can be done to promote primary care medicine.

State Budgets In A Declining Economy

July 28, 2008

Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts and legislators discuss the impact of the country's economic downturn on states' budgets.

David Giffels: "All the Way Home" (William Morrow) (Rebroadcast)

July 27, 2008

Falling real estate values and the ongoing credit crunch have many home owners and potential buyers considering doing their own home improvement projects. One man's story of how buying a dilapidated house and making it a home helped him...

David Giffels: "All the Way Home" (William Morrow)

July 21, 2008

Falling real estate values and the ongoing credit crunch have many home owners and potential buyers considering doing their own home improvement projects. One man’s story of how buying a dilapidated house and making it a home helped him...

Ongoing Turmoil in the Financial Markets

July 14, 2008

Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of experts discuss the ongoing difficulties in the mortgage and credit markets. They will discuss the fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and what measures Congress and the Federal Reserve are...

David Sirota: "The Uprising"

July 9, 2008

Recent polls find Americans fed up with Congress and the Administration. A political organizer and syndicated columnist examines whether frustrated Republicans and Democrats could lay the groundwork for a new populist movement.

Rob Walker: "Buying In" (Random House)

June 11, 2008

Advertisers today have more channels of communication open to them today than ever before. But some think savvy consumers are making us more immune to marketing campaigns. A look at what we buy says about who we are.

U.S. Economy and the Value of the Dollar

June 10, 2008

Record-breaking gas prices, rising unemployment, and ongoing troubles in the housing market suggest continued financial woes. Why some blame the declining value of the dollar for economic problems at home and abroad.

Thoroughbred Horses

June 9, 2008

The race for the Triple Crown is over, but concerns over the treatment of thoroughbred horses remain. Diane and her guests tackle questions about doping, track safety, breeding, retirement and other practices.

Marshall Goldman: "Petrostate" (Oxford) (Rebroadcast)

June 8, 2008

An internationally recognized authority on Russian history, politics, and economics describes Russia's economic recovery and the use of its oil-based power as a lever in world politics.

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