Politics

Arab Opinion

April 3, 2003

Political analysts discuss the challenges we face in regards to international public opinion and rising discontent in Arab countries.

Domestic Agenda

April 2, 2003

Even though both chambers of Congress are controlled by his party, President Bush's domestic agenda is facing an uphill battle. A panel talks about what's behind Congressional resistance to a tax cut and other presidential initiatives, and...

Opinions on Iraq

March 20, 2003

Diane speaks with members of Congress and with listeners from around the country about the range of public opinion on the latest developments over Iraq.

Iraq Update

March 18, 2003

The U.S., Britain and Spain withdrew from Security Council consideration their proposed resolution on Iraq, and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered the withdrawal of U.N. weapons inspectors and humanitarian workers. A panel talks...

American Public Libraries

March 13, 2003

Mitch Freedman, president of the American Library Association, talks about the possible consequences of state budget cuts for libraries in more than 30 states, plus other issues affecting libraries and librarians.

Private Interests and Military Policy

March 11, 2003

In this week's New Yorker magazine contributor Seymour Hersh argues that conflicts between public and private defense interests inevitably overlap and sometimes conflict. A panel joins Diane to talk about how these conflicts arise and may...

John Brady Kiesling Resignation

March 10, 2003

Career diplomat John Brady Kiesling recently stepped down from his post as a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Greece in protest of the administration's policies on war with Iraq. Kiesling joins Diane to explain his decision.

Community Dialogues on War

March 5, 2003

Members of Congress and Americans from across the country join Diane to talk about the opportunities for public dialogue and expressions of concern about the possible war on Iraq.

Department of Homeland Security

March 4, 2003

Last Saturday, 22 federal agencies merged to become part of the Department of Homeland Security. A panel joins Diane to talk about the mission of the department, its effectiveness to date and the enormous challenges ahead.

Costs of War

March 3, 2003

The Pentagon says a war on Iraq would cost at least $60 billion dollars, but other estimates for the total cost of war and occupation afterward start at $95 billion. A panel talks about the developing estimates, the military plans they're...

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