Consequences of Cutting Medicaid

May 31, 2011

The GOP plan for Medicare would turn the Medicaid program over to the states. Diane and her guests discuss how lean state budgets could affect a program on which many Americans rely.

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis:  "Chopin and Beyond"

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis: "Chopin and Beyond"

May 26, 2011

He was a child prodigy, then an international superstar in the classical music world. But arthritis nearly ended his career. Concert pianist Byron Janis talks with Diane.

Dr. Randy Christensen:  "Ask Me Why I Hurt"

Dr. Randy Christensen: "Ask Me Why I Hurt"

May 5, 2011

More than one million children in the United States today are homeless. As a result, many of them lack regular health care. One pediatrician founded a doctor's office on wheels to help solve that problem. Diane and her guest talk about the physical and mental health problems facing homeless adolescents in America.

Use and Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

April 21, 2011

Americans are abusing prescription painkillers in record numbers. Understanding the scope of the epidemic and new efforts to control the use of addictive pain medication.

PBS NewsHour "Autism Now" Series

PBS NewsHour "Autism Now" Series

April 20, 2011

Raising awareness about autism: Former PBS NewHour anchor Robert MacNeil reports on how the complex and puzzling disorder affects families, schools and communities.

The BP Oil Disaster: One Year Later

April 19, 2011

The B.P. oil disaster one year later: The current environmental and economic health of the Gulf region, plus what has changed for the offshore oil drilling industry.

Improving the Sound of Your Voice

April 18, 2011

Understanding what makes for a healthy voice, how you can protect and improve the sound of your voice, and what treatments are available for some of the more common vocal disorders

Administration's Deficit Reduction Plan

April 14, 2011

An analysis of President Obama's plan for reducing the nation's debt. Diane and her guests look at prospects for bipartisan cooperation on budget negotiations for 2012 and beyond.

Women’s Health and the Budget

April 13, 2011

Women’s health, politics and the federal budget: Why Planned Parenthood and DC funded abortions became key bargaining chips in threats to close the federal government.

Budget  Battles

Budget Battles

April 11, 2011

Diane and guests discuss the high-stakes battles over the federal budget for the rest of this year and next, and explore what deepening congressional polarization means for both political parties and the overall effort to reduce deficit spending.

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