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Friday News Roundup - International

March 15, 2013

The U.S. increases security in Afghanistan. European leaders meet on growth versus austerity. And Pope Francis begins his reign. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

March 15, 2013

President Barack Obama visits Capitol Hill to jump start budget talks. Conservative Republicans regroup at their annual meeting in Washington. And a New York court overturns Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page to discuss the week's news.

Roman Catholics Choose A New Pope

March 14, 2013

The newly elected Roman Catholic pope, the former Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, represents many “firsts.” He’s the first pontiff from the Americas, the first Jesuit pope, the first pontiff to choose the name Francis and the first pope in the modern era to be elected after a papal resignation. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges facing Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church.

US Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead

March 13, 2013

Foreign policy experts General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss the U-S role in Syria, tensions with Iran, and the direction of U-S foreign policy.

Dealing With Sequestration Fallout

March 4, 2013

Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

February 27, 2013

For February's Readers’ Review, E.L. Doctorow’s historic novel about Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path of destruction through the deep South near the end of the Civil War. The title is “The March.”

The Potential Impact Of Sequestration

February 25, 2013

The U.S. is bracing for steep, across-the-board cuts in the federal budget. If implemented, they could mean furloughs at the Pentagon, longer airport security lines and delays in food inspection.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 22, 2013

A deadly bombing in Syria targets the ruling party. Civilian deaths fall sharply in Afghanistan. And Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his first major foreign policy speech. Guest host Steve Roberts and a panel of journalists discuss the week's top international news stories.

Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

February 21, 2013

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

Jess Bravin: "The Terror Courts: Rough Justice At Guantanamo Bay"

February 20, 2013

Legal and moral issues continue to be raised about the military commissions set up to try foreigners allegedly involved with 9/11 terrorism. A journalist and a former prosecutor describe the history and challenges of the parallel system of justice at Guantanamo Bay.

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