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.

Environmental Outlook: "A Feathered River Across The Sky" By Joel Greenberg

January 7, 2014

For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the passenger pigeon’s flight to extinction and what it teaches us about the importance of conservation.

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.

The U.S. National Security Apparatus

January 6, 2014

In the aftermath of disclosures by Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama plans to propose changes at the National Security Agency. Diane and her guests discuss rethinking U.S. security policies in effect since 9/11.

The Future Of Space Exploration

The Future Of Space Exploration

January 2, 2014

Diane and her guests discuss the next frontier in space exploration, the future of NASA and private space ventures.

The Environmental Outlook: Debate Over Ethanol And The Future Of Biofuels (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The EPA has proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required to be mixed with gasoline. Debate over U.S. ethanol policy and the future of advanced biofuels.

Bill Bryson: "One Summer: America, 1927" (Rebroadcast)

Bill Bryson: "One Summer: America, 1927" (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2013

Bestselling author Bill Bryson joins us to talk about his newest book, "One Summer: America, 1927." He details the events that transfixed the nation in that year including Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth in the batter's box and epic floods in the Mississippi basin. Join us to talk about America in 1927 and how many of the key news stories of that year resonate today.

Pope Francis And His Global Reach

December 23, 2013

Roman Catholics make up 17 percent of the world's population, but the new leader, Pope Francis, is emerging as a global voice of conscience. Diane and her guests discuss the pope, his message of compassion and his potential influence around the world.

Friday News Roundup - International

December 20, 2013

Ukraine accepts Russia’s bailout offer. Fighting in Syria escalates ahead of the January peace conference. And the U.S. and Britain evacuate citizens from South Sudan as violence spreads.

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