Law

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

Conflicting Court Decisions On Federal Subsidies For Health Insurance

July 23, 2014

Two U.S appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on whether millions who buy health insurance on federally-run health exchanges can get subsidies. Please join us to discuss what the decisions mean for consumers and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

New Findings on Postpartum Depression:  Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

New Findings on Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

July 17, 2014

New findings indicate one in seven new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. We discuss the latest research on symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

Safety and Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Safety and Regulation of Dietary Supplements

July 16, 2014

Sixty-eight percent of Americans use dietary supplements. But critics say unknown hazards lurk in the pills, powders and capsules we turn to for health and well being. We discuss concerns about the safety and regulation of the supplement industry.

Soaring Natural Gas Production, New Pipelines And Private Property Rights.

Soaring Natural Gas Production, New Pipelines And Private Property Rights.

July 15, 2014

The U.S. natural gas industry plans to build an estimated 89,000 miles of new pipelines. Some private land owners are fighting back. Please join us to discuss soaring natural gas production and the effort to protect family fields, forests and streams.

Transgender in America: Gender Identity and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Transgender in America: Gender Identity and the Struggle for Civil Rights

July 14, 2014

There are 1.5 million transgender people in the US. What it means to be “trans," and the struggle for civil rights and acceptance in American society.

Does Hobby Lobby Threaten Gay Rights?

Does Hobby Lobby Threaten Gay Rights?

July 10, 2014

As faith groups call for President Barack Obama to exempt them from rules about employment bias, gay rights advocates express fears of eroding protections. We discuss the ongoing effort to balance religious freedom and equal treatment under the law.

White House Weighs Options On Surge In Unaccompanied Children At U.S.- Mexico Border

White House Weighs Options On Surge In Unaccompanied Children At U.S.- Mexico Border

July 8, 2014

More than 50,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S./Mexico border since October. The Obama administration weighs strategies to address the humanitarian and legal crisis.

Choosing To Die

Choosing To Die

July 7, 2014

Until about six years ago, helping the terminally ill end their lives in the U.S. was illegal everywhere except Oregon. Now five states have right-to-die options. Diane and her guests discuss the growing "aid in dying" movement.

Congressional Outlook

Congressional Outlook

July 7, 2014

Congress has months before the midterms but expectations for legislative action are low. Congressional deadlock and potential consequences of the partisan divide.

Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration"

Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration"

July 3, 2014

For the Fourth of July: A fresh reading of the Declaration of Independence and how ideas of freedom and equality have been interpreted over the years.

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