Law

New Violence In Ukraine

February 19, 2014

The 12-week political standoff in Ukraine takes a deadly turn as riot police battle anti-government protesters. Diane and her guests discuss escalating violence and its implications for the region.

The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws

February 18, 2014

A white Florida man was convicted of attempted murder for firing a gun at four African-American teenagers playing loud music. Diane and her guests discuss controversy over the jury's verdict and stand-your-ground laws across America.

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

February 17, 2014

What a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable could mean for consumers, content and the future of the Internet.

Pushing The Boundaries Of Gay Rights In Law And Sports

Pushing The Boundaries Of Gay Rights In Law And Sports

February 12, 2014

Star college football player Michael Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. That news comes as the Department of Justice vows to enforce federal rights for same-sex couples. Diane and her guests discuss how advances in gay rights are shaping law and sports.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

February 4, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose shocked us all. What’s behind the sharp rise in heroin use in the U.S. and debate over what to do about it.

Impact Of Paid Family Leave

January 30, 2014

Last month, Rhode Island became the third state to create an employee-funded program that enables workers to take paid leave to care family members. How paid leave affects businesses and families.

The Future Of Open Access To The Internet

January 16, 2014

A federal appeals court strikes down Federal Communications Commission regulations that ensure equal access to the Internet. The debate over net neutrality, and what the decision could mean for consumers and Internet providers.

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

January 14, 2014

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed the institution’s involvement in slavery, setting off a controversy that made headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In a new book, American history professor Craig Steven Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.

Where Gun Control Efforts Stand Today

January 9, 2014

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was injured in a mass shooting in Arizona three years ago. But gun control efforts have stalled at the federal level. Where the debate stands today.

What To Expect From Congress This Election Year

January 8, 2014

Congress begins 2014 with a full agenda, including a vote on extending unemployment benefits, negotiating the debt ceiling and prospects for immigration reform. Diane and her guests discuss what to expect from Congress this election year.

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