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The Latest In The Debate Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

The Latest In The Debate Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

August 8, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder says harsh punishment for drug crimes is devastating to communities of color. Now, he’s calling for reforms. Diane and her guests look at the debate over mandatory minimum sentencing.

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

August 1, 2013

Police and domestic violence organizations are trying a new approach to curb domestic homicide. Law enforcement, the courts and victim advocates are starting to work together to prevent murders by predicting when they might happen by using a checklist of high-risk factors.

Debate Over What Constitutes A Living Wage

July 31, 2013

Hundreds of fast food workers in cities around the country are walking off the job to push for higher pay: Debate over what constitutes a living wage.

Controversy Over The Scope And Oversight Of Domestic Surveillance

July 30, 2013

A recent House bill to block the NSA from collecting millions of phone records was narrowly defeated. Diane and her guests discuss growing concerns over the scope and oversight of domestic surveillance programs.

Politics, Policy And The National Labor Relations Board

Politics, Policy And The National Labor Relations Board

July 18, 2013

President Barack Obama replaced two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board in a concession to Republican senators. Politics, policy-making and the NLRB.

Prosecuting Military Sexual Assault Cases

July 17, 2013

A proposal in Congress to create a new system for prosecuting military sexual assault crimes is gaining ground. Efforts to remove the chain of command from sexual assault cases.

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

July 16, 2013

Dr. Sid Wolfe on the effort to ensure the safety of prescription drugs and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

Questions Following The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman

July 15, 2013

Reaction and debate following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused in the death of an unarmed Florida teenager.

Same-Sex Marriage And The States

July 11, 2013

The battle over same-sex marriage returns to the states: How the fight will play out in legislatures, courts and ballot initiatives.

Detroit's Financial Crisis And Its National Implications

July 10, 2013

The city of Detroit and its $20 billion debt: What's ahead for residents, unions and investors. Plus, implications for other cash-strapped U.S. cities.

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