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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.

Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

August 27, 2014

There are more than a hundred ballot initiatives in 41 states on issues like gay marriage, gun control, marijuana and the minimum wage. Diane and guests discuss who is funding these initiatives and what they mean for the American political process.

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

August 26, 2014

The killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri renews questions about police practices and the use of deadly force: why some say Brown's death could spark a broader debate in US police strategies.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 22, 2014

A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

 Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

August 21, 2014

A Missouri grand jury hears evidence on the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Attorney General Eric Holder promises a separate federal investigation will be "fair and thorough." A look at race relations and the search for justice.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 15, 2014

Protests continue in Missouri over the shooting death of Michael Brown. A federal appeals court clears the way for same-sex marriages in Virginia. And the nation mourns the deaths of actors Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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