International

Libya: The Politics of Intervention

March 9, 2011

In Libya pro Gadhafi forces continue to attack regime opponents with tanks, warplanes, artillery and rockets. There are reports that the western city of Zawiyah has been recaptured. Toward the east Gadhafi forces continued to stage...

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 Gates is meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to begin assessments of how many U.S. troops can be withdrawn from the country in July.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...

Friction between the U.S. and Mexico

March 3, 2011

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is on an official state visit to Washington to meet with President Barack Obama. The two are expected to discuss gun violence, drug trafficking, border tensions, and immigration. We'll look at what's at...

Jonathan Franklin: "33 Men"

February 24, 2011

The dramatic plight and rescue of thirty-three entombed Chilean miners captured the world's attention last October. Journalist, Jonathan Franklin, interviewed the men and tells their story: how they survived trapped deep underground, the rescue operation that brought them to the surface, and the haunting aftermath of their captivity.

Oil Prices Amidst Turmoil in the Arab World

February 24, 2011

Turmoil and uncertainty in North Africa and the Middle East are leading to increased volatility in oil markets: What price spikes could mean for U.S. consumers and the global economy.

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.

Commodity Price Spikes

February 16, 2011

Around the world, prices for food and other basic commodities are going up. The price of food has climbed by almost 30% in the past twelve months. Cotton is near a ten year high, and copper is the highest it’s been in forty years. Some...

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.

Developments in Egypt

February 14, 2011

An update on Egypt after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak: The peaceful revolution's impact on the region and reaction across the world. As the military council takes over the country, Diane and her guests discuss a future transition to democracy.

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