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The Constitution Today: Redistricting

March 22, 2011

A look at how the U.S. Constitution sets up the redistricting process.

Costs of the Wars: Sacrifices by the Few

March 7, 2011

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates landed in Afghanistan today on an unannounced trip. Gates is meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to begin assessments of how many U.S. troops can be withdrawn from the country in July. The war in...

Escalating Unrest in Libya

February 22, 2011

The 41-year rule of Libyan leader Muammar el-Quaddafi appears to be unraveling despite a brutal crackdown on protesters. Warplanes, helicopters and troops fired on crowds of demonstrators yesterday. Libyan diplomats around the globe...

Doug Waller:  "Wild Bill Donovan"

Doug Waller: "Wild Bill Donovan"

February 21, 2011

The life and times of Wild Bill Donovan – the controversial founding father of American espionage. It’s the tale of an heroic figure and his personal tragedies, a spy drama and and a story of political intrigue at the highest levels of government.

Frank Delaney: "The Matchmaker of Kenmare"

February 14, 2011

Set in Ireland during World War II, a new novel tells the story of a man and woman brought together by grief and compassion. They are drawn into the conflict as spies for the Allies and discover the perils of neutrality in both war and love.

WikiLeaks, the Internet and Democracy

February 9, 2011

An update on the legal fight over the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, and the overall impact of Wikileak documents, social media, and the Internet on citizen empowerment

Jasmin Darznik: "The Good Daughter"

Jasmin Darznik: "The Good Daughter"

February 7, 2011

Jasmin Darznik was three when she moved with her parents from Iran to California during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. She grew up ashamed of her mother’s old world ways and resentful of her protectiveness. By the time she was in her...

Anti-Government Protests in Egypt

January 27, 2011

Egyptian authorities crack down on new protests after thousands take to the streets of Cairo and other cities. The anti-government demonstrations follow the recent toppling of Tunisia's authoritarian government. Concerns for the...

A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss

January 24, 2011

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss wants to have more close encounters of the civics kind. He joins Diane to talk about his career and his passion for teaching American history.

Daniel Rasmussen: "American Uprising" (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2011

The untold story of America's largest slave revolt. In January 1811, 500 slaves rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Diane and her guest talk about the uprising and its effect on the culture of the American South.

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