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The Future Of The Performance Review

The Future Of The Performance Review

March 19, 2014

"Performance review" is perhaps the most hated phrase in the workplace. Studies show it's not just employees, but also managers and even HR professionals who dislike the practice. Today, we discuss the process: why we do it, why we hate it and how it can be improved.

Crisis In Ukraine: A Vote On Crimea's Future

March 17, 2014

Crisis in Ukraine: a referendum in Crimea, Russian troops at the border and Kiev’s urgent pleas to the West. Join us to discuss escalating tensions in the region and their implications for Russia and the West.

Congressional Oversight Of Top-Secret Operations

March 13, 2014

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee accuses the CIA of secretly interfering with its review of post-9/11 interrogations. Guest host Susan Page and panelists discuss new debate over congressional oversight of clandestine operations.

The Future Of The World Wide Web

The Future Of The World Wide Web

March 12, 2014

On March 12, the World Wide Web turns 25. To mark the occasion, we'll look to the Web's future, including possibilities, concerns and how the decisions we're making now will affect development in the coming decades.

Toxic Chemical Spills In West Virginia And North Carolina

February 24, 2014

Thousands of West Virginians are still fearful of using tap water after a chemical leak. And coal ash contaminated a major river with arsenic in North Carolina. Diane and her guests discuss recent chemical spills and ongoing concerns over safety of the U.S. water supply.

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.

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