Politics

Health Care Coverage

June 9, 2005

Both the number of uninsured Americans and the cost of health care are on a steady upward trend. Diane leads a discussion on possible solutions to the nation's health care financial crunch and how they could affect you.

Robert Pape: "Dying to Win" (Random House)

June 2, 2005

One of the world's leading authorities on suicide terrorism describes his research into the threat we face and how to defeat it.

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

May 26, 2005

The House of Representatives defied President Bush's threatened veto and passed legislation that would loosen restrictions on federally funded stem cell research. Diane and her guests talk about the implications for U.S. researchers and...

Patricia O'Toole: "When Trumpets Call" (Simon & Schuster)

May 25, 2005

After he left the White House at age 50, President Theodore Roosevelt struggled to recover power and find a sense of purpose. Diane talks with the author of a new book focusing on the last decade of his life.

David Reynolds: "John Brown, Abolitionist" (Knopf)

May 12, 2005

A distinguished professor of English and American Studies takes a look at the life of the controversial Abolitionist who used terror tactics against slavery and changed the course of American history.

Real I.D. Act

May 9, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the Real I.D. Act and its implications for homeland security, privacy, and immigration.

The Stock Market and the Economy

April 25, 2005

Earnings reports, new wage figures, a decline in unemployment insurance claims, inflation fears, and a pickup in manufacturing are all feeding dramatic gains and drops in the stock market. A panel talks about what the ups and downs really...

Thomas Friedman: "The World Is Flat" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

April 21, 2005

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman explains how advances in technology and continued globalization are making the world flat.

Flora Fraser: "Princesses" (Knopf)

April 20, 2005

18th century British monarch George III - sometimes called "Mad King George" - had six daughters, and tried to keep them unmarried and living at home. An acclaimed royal biographer describes the lives of these six beautiful...

Carl Anthony: "Nellie Taft" (William Morrow)

April 12, 2005

Helen Herron Taft was the wife of the 27th President of the United States. A new biography looks at the unconventional role she took as First Lady during an era of technological advances, racial and class struggles, increased rights for...

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