Law

Readers' Review:  "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

June 16, 2010

To mark the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians...

Domestic and international pressures build on Iran

Domestic and international pressures build on Iran

June 14, 2010

New U.N. Security council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program intensify tensions between Tehran and other nations. Iran’s relationship with the world, and its internal conflicts one year after disputed presidential elections.

Trust in Institutions

Trust in Institutions

May 26, 2010

New polls suggest voters have lost faith in both institutions and ideologies: What a broad lack of confidence in Congress, banks, big business and the Supreme Court could mean for the American political landscape.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

The Future of Commercial Whaling

May 24, 2010

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

May 18, 2010

The global war against AIDS and why some see a new crisis on the horizon.

Understanding the New Health Care Law (Rebroadcast)

May 17, 2010

Landmark legislation the Congress passed in March transforms America's health care system. What the new law means for young people, seniors, employers, the uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions.

The Administration's New Strategy to Fight Illegal Drug Use

The Administration's New Strategy to Fight Illegal Drug Use

May 12, 2010

The Obama administration's drug control strategy seeks to balance prevention, treatment and law enforcement. A new approach to reduce America's illegal drug use and its consequences.

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

May 10, 2010

Dating violence among teens and young adults.

Analysis of President Obama’s Pick for the Supreme Court

Analysis of President Obama’s Pick for the Supreme Court

May 10, 2010

President Obama plans to nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. A panel joins guest host Katty Kay to discuss Kagan's confirmation prospects and how she would affect the composition of the court.

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