Economy

Kevin Phillips: "Bad Money" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

April 20, 2008

Two years ago Kevin Phillips warned about the dangers of easy cash, growing debt, and dependence on foreign oil. He explains why he believes we are now in a full-fledged crisis, what led the U.S. to its current predicament, and what can...

Kevin Phillips: "Bad Money" (Viking)

April 17, 2008

Two years ago Kevin Phillips warned about the dangers of easy cash, growing debt, and dependence on foreign oil. He explains why he believes we are now in a full-fledged crisis, what led the U.S. to its current predicament, and what can...

Rising Food Prices

April 16, 2008

Food prices are on the rise at home and abroad. World leaders are calling for action to ease the crisis. Our panel of experts will discuss what’s behind the higher prices and what, if anything, can be done about them in the short and...

Pennsylvania Primary

April 8, 2008

How Obama and Clinton are playing in Pennsylvania and what the issues and politics important to that state can tell us about the Democratic nomination, the general election, and the direction of the country.

News Roundup - Hour 1

April 4, 2008

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week's top news stories.

The Future of Radio

March 27, 2008

A proposed merger between satellite radio providers XM and Sirius received Justice Department approval in part because of competition from audio technologies. How iPods, the internet, and new technology are challenging traditional radio.

Matthew Parker: "Panama Fever" (Doubleday)

March 26, 2008

The Panama Canal remains one of the engineering marvels of all time. Author Matthew Parker examines the cost - in lives and treasure - of what Theodore Roosevelt called 'one of the great works of the world.'

Jeffrey Sachs: "Common Wealth" ( Penguin Press)

March 20, 2008

As the population of the world continues to grow, greater stresses are placed on the global economic system. Jeffrey Sachs explains what issues imperil the world and what can be done to make room for everyone on a crowded planet.

Richard Sennett: "The Craftsman" (Yale)

March 11, 2008

Craftsmanship today can be more than just ‘skilled manual labor.’ A sociologist explains how computer programmers, artists, parents and citizens all are craftsmen in their own right. How doing a job well for its own sake gives...

Crop Diversity and Seed Banks

March 10, 2008

The opening of a global seed bank in Norway highlights the vital role seeds play in the global food chain. Diane and her guests discuss the role of seed banks, the importance of crop diversity, and the relationship between corporate and...

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