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Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 17, 2014

The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top international news stories.

Calls For A  Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

Calls For A Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

October 15, 2014

A growing number of public health experts are calling for a broader and more coordinated approach in the fight against Ebola. Diane and her guests discuss efforts to boost training for health care workers, treatment protocols and disease surveillance.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 10, 2014

Turkey rejects unilateral ground operations against ISIS. Protests reignite in Hong Kong. And North Korea's leader has been out sight for five weeks. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

October 9, 2014

The military’s suicide rate jumped more than 80 percent between 2002 and 2009. One military family who lost a son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq is trying to change that. A new book about one family’s fight to transform the military’s approach to mental illness.

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

October 8, 2014

One in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Yet, even 40 years after Roe v. Wade, the issue remains contentious. Feminist author Katha Pollitt on why she thinks it’s time to re-frame the debate over abortion.

Atul Gawande: "Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End"

Atul Gawande: "Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End"

October 6, 2014

Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.

Containing Ebola In The United States

Containing Ebola In The United States

October 6, 2014

The sole confirmed Ebola patient continues to fight for his life in a Dallas hospital. Some fear a wider outbreak and say American hospitals may need to step up their Ebola training after the man was sent home with the virus. Others say we may see another case but believe we can keep the disease from spreading here. Diane and her guests put the risks of a U.S. Ebola outbreak in perspective and talk about what health officials are doing to contain the disease here and abroad.

Using Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Mental Disorders

Using Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Mental Disorders

October 2, 2014

Psychedelic drugs like LSD and ecstasy have been considered dangerous and illicit for decades. But new medical research indicates these substances can help treat post-traumatic-stress disorder, addiction and depression. A discussion about the benefits and risks of psychedelic drug therapy.

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

Soda Companies, Artificial Sweeteners And The Fight Against Obesity

Soda Companies, Artificial Sweeteners And The Fight Against Obesity

September 25, 2014

The three largest soda companies pledged to cut the number of calories in their sugary drinks. The announcement comes as the rate of diabetes is leveling off. But there are new concerns about artificial sweeteners. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the fight against obesity.

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