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Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck  (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

From our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today. Diane and...

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 29, 2014

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending troops across its border. The U.S. investigates the death of a second American fighting in Syria. And Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 29, 2014

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

August 27, 2014

There are more than a hundred ballot initiatives in 41 states on issues like gay marriage, gun control, marijuana and the minimum wage. Diane and guests discuss who is funding these initiatives and what they mean for the American political process.

U.S. Strategy In The Battle Against ISIS

U.S. Strategy In The Battle Against ISIS

August 25, 2014

The killing of U.S. journalist James Foley is fueling calls for wider air strikes against ISIS. We discuss what expanded U.S. military action could mean for containing the militant group, the fate of other hostages and regional alliances.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

August 22, 2014

President Barack Obama vows to pursue ISIS militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley. An Israeli airstrike kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza. And clashes break out in Liberia over an Ebola quarantine. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

August 22, 2014

A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

 Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

August 21, 2014

A Missouri grand jury hears evidence on the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Attorney General Eric Holder promises a separate federal investigation will be "fair and thorough." A look at race relations and the search for justice.

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

August 20, 2014

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

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