The Future of Medicare

March 1, 2012

Government prosecutors announced indictments in a major scheme to defraud Medicare. Many believe the program needs radical restructuring. The future of Medicare.

Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

February 29, 2012

The CDC estimates about thirty thousand Americans have Lyme disease, but others argue the numbers are higher: the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

Ultrasound Requirements and the Battle Over Abortion

February 22, 2012

A growing number of states have passed laws requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. Opponents call it an invasion of privacy. The latest tactic in the battle over abortion.

The Business of Recycling and Garbage

February 21, 2012

Americans generate some two hundred and fifty million tons of waste every year. Our options are to bury, burn or recycle it. Over half of it is buried in landfills, often after being transported across states lines. This is in part...

The Gluten-Free Craze

The Gluten-Free Craze

February 16, 2012

Only a small percentage of Americans suffer from a sensitivity to wheat, but many say eating a gluten-free diet helps them. Diane and her guests discuss what's behind the gluten-free food craze.

The Dyslexic Brain

February 15, 2012

Dyslexia is a learning disability, but new research suggests there might also be benefits: Challenges and possible advantages of the dyslexic brain.

Objections to Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act

February 13, 2012

The widely praised Violence Against Women Act faces a tough reauthorization battle. Though introduced in a bipartisan way, it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote with all the Democrats voting to move it to the full...

Religous Liberty, Politics and Women’s Health Care

February 8, 2012

Join us to discuss reactions to the The Susan G. Komen Foundation - Planned Parenthood controversy and the role of politics in women’s health.

Catholics, Contraception and the New Health Care Law

February 2, 2012

Catholic groups are challenging a new federal rule requiring religious-affiliated employers to cover contraception in their health care plans. The clash between church and state over the Affordable Care Act.

Adoptees  using  DNA to find family.

Adoptees using DNA to find family.

January 26, 2012

Adult adoptees are turning to DNA tests and social media to find biological family members and trace their roots: balancing privacy with the need to know.
Adult adoptees looking for their birth parents have often faced significant...

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