Law

Stephen Breyer: "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View" (Knopf)

October 7, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer discusses how the nation's highest court can maintain the public's confidence, his perspective on the Constitution as a living document, and his pragmatic approach to deciding cases.

Public Pension Plans

Public Pension Plans

October 7, 2010

Federal, state and local budget deficits prompt a hard look at what some say are generous pensions promised to government workers: Pension plan problem and underfunded retirement in both the public and private sectors.

The Supreme Court's Fall 2010 Session

The Supreme Court's Fall 2010 Session

October 4, 2010

For the first time, the U-S Supreme Court has three women on the bench. As the court opens session on Monday: a preview of the new term and how Justice Elena Kagan could affect the Court’s dynamics.

David Plouffe on the Democrats and the Midterm Elections

September 30, 2010

The manager of President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, David Plouffe, talks with guest host Katty Kay about the challenges facing Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has An End"

September 23, 2010

Ingrid Betancourt was campaigning for presidency in Colombia in 2002, when she was taken hostage by the FARC, a brutal terrorist organization. A personal account of six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle and the remarkable rescue...

Campaign Spending

September 21, 2010

Campaign spending for this year’s midterm elections is breaking records, but recent Supreme Court and Federal Election Commission decisions mean we know less about where the money is coming from. Diane and guests explore campaign finance...

Iran's Political and Social Landscape

September 20, 2010

As Iran's president prepares to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. and its European allies are urging the U.N. to move quickly on a sanctions panel. Diane and guests explore the political and social landscape in Iran...

Prescriptions for Medical Marijuana

September 1, 2010

Fourteen states and the District of Colombia have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Which patients qualify for prescriptions and how business models are being developed for dispensaries.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

August 23, 2010

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on why more is better when it comes to securing the border. She describes the $600 million federal commitment for technology and personnel to make the country safer.

News Roundup - Hour 1

News Roundup - Hour 1

August 20, 2010

Political debate heats up nationally over the proposed Islamic Center in lower Manhattan, the Blagojevich trial ends in a hung jury and GM begins cutting ties to the U.S. government. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

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