Economy

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.

Breaking the "Oil Addiction"

February 6, 2006

A look at the president's proposals to reduce U.S. reliance on Middle East oil.

Health Care Reform

January 23, 2006

in his upcoming State-of the-Union address, President Bush is expected to outline proposals for making health care more consumer driven. Two health care experts discuss why costs are skyrocketing and what can be done to rein them in.

Jane Bryant Quinn: "Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People" (Simon & Schuster)

January 13, 2006

Simple steps to take to straighten our personal finances and maximize wealth.

Smoking Bans

January 10, 2006

Many states and communities around the country have enacted or are considering enacting bans on smoking in public. A look at trends in anti-smoking campaigns.

Sen. George McGovern

January 9, 2006

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee discusses a new short book, "Social Security and The Golden Age: an Essay on the New American Demographic" and shares an elder statesman's perspective on current issues.

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