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Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: "Slow Death by Rubber Duck" (Rebroadcast)

January 24, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

Joseph Stiglitz: "Freefall"

January 21, 2010

After two years of freefall, America's economy may be stabilizing. Nobel-prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz on how fixing our financial system can move us closer to a more equitable society.

Targeted Assassinations in the War Against Al Qaeda

January 21, 2010

The Obama administration has accelerated the use of drones for targeted assassinations in the war against Al Qaeda. Moral and legal issues surrounding the use of lethal covert action.

Environmental Outlook: Chemicals in Everyday Foods and Products

January 20, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

News Roundup - Hour 2

January 15, 2010

The international community responds to the earthquake in Haiti. A bomb kills a pro-opposition nuclear physicist in Iran. And China tests a missile defense system. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top...

Gregg Easterbrook: "Sonic Boom"

January 13, 2010

Many economists predict a slow recovery from the worst economic recession in seventy years. But Gregg Easterbrook sees a global economic boom not far into the future. He offers examples of how global forces will affect our daily lives.

Wildlife Trade

January 12, 2010

The lucrative and illegal business of wildlife trafficking. An expose of the world's most notorious wildlife dealer and what's being done to fight this illicit trade.

Why Good Kids Sometimes Are Cruel

January 11, 2010

Why good kids sometimes act cruelly. A psychologist and a school principal explain the importance of the pre-teen years in heading off mean behavior. They offer strategies for kids, parents and teachers to deal with teasing, bullying and...

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

January 6, 2010

A surgeon and renowned medical writer looks at how a simple checklist can save lives. He says it can help doctors and nurses professionals deal with increasingly complex technology and reduce human error.

John and Doris Naisbitt: " China's Megatrends"

January 5, 2010

China may soon challenge the U-S as the sole global superpower. This year it will become the world's second largest economy. An inside look at how China is creating a new social and economic model and what it means for the West.

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