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The Personal, Social and Economic Costs of Racism

April 30, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans. We discuss the personal, social and economic costs of racism.

A Conversation With Congressman Henry Waxman

April 28, 2014

Henry Waxman is one of the longest-serving members of Congress. The veteran lawmaker talks with Diane on crafting the Clean Air Act and the new health care law and why he's leaving Congress after 40 years.

The Fight For Legal Rights For Animals

The Fight For Legal Rights For Animals

April 28, 2014

New research shows that animals like chimps, orcas and elephants have self-awareness, language and emotions. Now lawyers are using this evidence to fight for legal rights for animals. Diane and guests discuss granting personhood status to non-humans.

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses And How Colleges And Universities Are Responding

April 24, 2014

This week, American University officials announced an investigation into emails that referred to sexual assault and rape. In late March, a Harvard University student anonymously disclosed her own experience with sexual assault in the...

The Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

April 23, 2014

The Supreme Court upholds a Michigan voter initiative that bans racial preferences in the state’s public universities: The future of race-based admissions.

The Business Of Legalized Marijuana And Ongoing Health Concerns

The Business Of Legalized Marijuana And Ongoing Health Concerns

April 21, 2014

The booming business and changing politics of marijuana.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

April 18, 2014

President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spar over immigration reform. And the New York Police Department drops a Muslim surveillance program. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

April 17, 2014

In a new effort to improve medical care, a group of hospitals, clinics and insurers is pooling patient data. We discuss the promise and perils of sharing individual patient records.

The Ongoing Political Battle For Tax Reform

April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, a look at ongoing efforts to make US tax policy simpler and more equitable and prospects for tax reform in a polarized political environment.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

April 11, 2014

The government for the first time releases data on Medicare payments. President Obama vows to do more for war veterans at a memorial for Fort Hood shooting victims. And Senate Republicans block debate on an equal pay bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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