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Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

May 21, 2014

It’s called Mini Super Tuesday: What primary results from six states suggest about the strength of the Tea Party, prospects for progressive Democrats and the likelihood of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

May 15, 2014

On the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Diane and panel of guests will discuss the legacy of the Brown ruling and the state of racial integration and equality in public schools today.

Brown v. Board of Education: History Of The Landmark Case

Brown v. Board of Education: History Of The Landmark Case

May 15, 2014

Sixty years ago this week, the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision struck down segregation in public schools. We explore the historical and legal context of the case and its immediate aftermath.

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.

Lawrence Goldstone: "Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control The Skies"

Lawrence Goldstone: "Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control The Skies"

May 12, 2014

Lawrence Goldstone, the author of a new book on the Wright Brothers, says the mens' fixation on prestige and protecting their patent not only hurt them, it threatened to derail the development of aviation across the country. Goldstone joins guest host Susan Page to discuss “Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies."

Federal Land Management

Federal Land Management

May 12, 2014

The U.S. government owns approximately one of every two acres in Western states, but local lawmakers are renewing efforts to reduce federal control. Please join us to discuss the ongoing battles over grazing fees, drilling rights and protection for endangered species on federal land.

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

April 29, 2014

Some 63,000 bridges in the US are deemed structurally deficient. We discuss aging infrastructure and the need for a new era in transportation policy

A Conversation With Congressman Henry Waxman

April 28, 2014

Henry Waxman is one of the longest-serving members of Congress. The veteran lawmaker talks with Diane on crafting the Clean Air Act and the new health care law and why he's leaving Congress after 40 years.

How the Civil Rights Act Changed America

How the Civil Rights Act Changed America

April 10, 2014

President Barack Obama and three former presidents gather in Texas to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. We discuss the struggle to pass the landmark legislation and its legacy today.

Martin Goldsmith: "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"

Martin Goldsmith: "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"

April 9, 2014

In 1939, 900 Jews attempted to flee Nazi Germany on the ship the "St. Louis." Turned back at every port, the boat eventually returned to Europe. Many passengers ended up dying in the Holocaust, including Martin Goldsmith's grandfather and uncle. "Alex's Wake" traces Goldsmith's efforts to recreate his family's journey in order to bear witness to their suffering and honor their memory.

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