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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.

Four Years After Citizens United: The State Of Money In Politics

January 7, 2014

In January 2010, the Supreme Court ruled corporations could spend unlimited amounts of money to support or oppose candidates. Four years later: money in politics and the state of campaign finance reform.

John Grisham: "Sycamore Row" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2013

John Grisham's latest novel is the long-awaited sequel to "A Time to Kill." It's a story about race and inheritance in a rural Mississippi town.

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2013

An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.

Trends In Teenage Drug Use

December 19, 2013

According to a new NIH study, 60 percent of high school seniors do not view regular marijuana use as harmful. The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on trends in drug use among teenagers, prescription drug abuse and the science of drug addiction.

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