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 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

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.

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

September 25, 2014

A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

September 24, 2014

The NFL is considered a nonprofit organization and pays no federal income taxes. But recent controversies are prompting new questions about that exception. Diane and her guests review the debate over the NFL's tax benefits.

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

September 17, 2014

The casino industry is anything but a sure bet these days. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Gambling Commission approved a $1.6 billion casino north of Boston. At the same time, the Trump Plaza just became the fourth casino in Atlantic city to shut down this year. Steve Roberts and his guests discuss current trends in the casino industry and what its future might hold.

Ian McEwan: "The Children Act"

September 15, 2014

A dying teenage boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment because of his religion, and a family court judge must decide his fate. Ian McEwan, author of “Atonement,” on his latest novel.

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

September 8, 2014

The World Health Organization predicts there will be 20,000 Ebola infections by year’s end. Other estimates are far higher. Please join us to discuss the potential scale of the expanding crisis and the international response.

President Obama, NATO And Russian Aggression In Ukraine

President Obama, NATO And Russian Aggression In Ukraine

September 4, 2014

President Barack Obama and leaders of 27 other NATO nations sharpen plans to protect Eastern European members from further Russian aggression. The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the role of NATO.

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

August 28, 2014

It's harder than ever to find affordable housing in the U.S. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the government, private developers and banks in today’s housing market.

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