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Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

Readers' Review: "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

June 25, 2014

Hazel and Augustus, the main characters in the young adult novel “The Fault In Our Stars,” are not your average teens: They both have cancer. For this month’s Readers’ Review guest host Katty Kay discusses the best seller “The Fault In Our Stars” with our panel of experts.

The Supreme Court's Decision on  EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

The Supreme Court's Decision on EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

June 24, 2014

The Supreme Court largely upholds the Environmental Protection Agency's right to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. We discuss what the ruling means for utilities and the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change.

Why Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need

Why Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need

June 16, 2014

Millions of Americans do not have dental insurance, and visits to the ER for oral health problems have skyrocketed. We discuss why many public health experts say the U.S. is facing a dental care crisis - and what can be done about it.

The Environmental Outlook: Sustainable Seafood

June 3, 2014

For this month Environmental Outlook: A growing percentage of fish and seafood sold in markets around the world are being produced on seafood farms. We get an update on challenge of developing large scale sustainable ways to meet the world's demand for seafood.

Debate Over Proposed New EPA Limits For Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Debate Over Proposed New EPA Limits For Carbon Dioxide Emissions

June 3, 2014

We discuss details of the new rules proposed by President Barack Obama's administration and implications for global greenhouse gas levels, coal-fired power plants and the price of electricity.

Debate Over Forced Treatment  Of The Severely Mentally Ill

Debate Over Forced Treatment Of The Severely Mentally Ill

June 2, 2014

The recent California shooting has led to renewed calls to make it easier for people to force a mentally ill family member to get help. Diane and her guests discuss balancing the rights of the mentally ill with public safety.

Debate over 'Right-to-Try' Laws

Debate over 'Right-to-Try' Laws

May 27, 2014

Lawmakers in three states have passed so-called "Right-to-Try" laws, which give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs without FDA approval. Diane and guests discuss the growing demand for these laws and whether they jeopardize patient safety.

New Efforts to Make Doctors' Notes Easily Accessible to Patients

New Efforts to Make Doctors' Notes Easily Accessible to Patients

May 22, 2014

Some health advocates want to give patients easy access to the notes their doctors take. But some say doctors’ written comments could cause confusion and even harm. The benefits and risks of seeing your physicians’ notes.

Investigation Of Alleged Mismanagement At V.A. Medical Centers

Investigation Of Alleged Mismanagement At V.A. Medical Centers

May 22, 2014

Inspectors have added more V.A. medical centers to the list of places under investigation for allegedly falsifying wait times and giving substandard care. We discuss the crisis at Veterans Affairs and what can be done to fix the system.

Sam Kean: "The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery"

Sam Kean: "The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery"

May 13, 2014

Long before advanced imaging technology, scientists relied on behavioral changes to learn about the human brain. How injuries and freak accidents contributed to modern neuroscience.

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