U.S. Auto Industry

July 21, 2006

American cars are heavier, faster and more powerful than ever. A look at short and long term prospects for American automobile manufacturers.

World Markets and Inflation Fears

June 14, 2006

Oil prices are taking a toll and European and Asian markets take a plunge amidst fears of interest rate hikes.

Mexican Migration

May 24, 2006

The forces driving Mexican migration, and the role of Mexican politics and U.S. immigration policy.

Immigration reform and the border

May 16, 2006

Reaction to the President's speech on immigration and political prospects for reform.

Sam Freedman: "Letters to a Young Journalist"

May 11, 2006

Guidance and inspiration for those starting out in journalism.

Politics of Gas Prices

May 1, 2006

The White House and Congressional leaders are scrambling to come up with proposals aimed at assuaging voter concerns about rising prices at the pump. We talk about the political perils and opportunities of higher gas prices.

Labor Unrest in Europe

March 30, 2006

Diane and her guests talk about labor unrest in France and implications for other European countries.

Sonia Nazario: "Enrique's Journey" (Random House)

March 1, 2006

The true story of boy's dangerous journey to re-unite with his Honduran mother who emigrated to the United States.

Charles Fishman: "The Wal-Mart Effect" (Penguin)

February 16, 2006

A look at how the world's largest retailer is transforming the American economy.

Liz Perle: "Money, A Memoir" (Henry Holt)

February 14, 2006

A successful female executive confronts her own fiscal failings and explores the ambivalent feelings many women have about money.

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