Health Care Costs

January 16, 2003

17,000 GE employees staged a two-day strike this week in protest of company plans to raise out of pocket health care costs. Diane speaks with several analysts on the rising cost of heath care and the implications for employers, employees...

North Korea

January 7, 2003

A panel talks about the latest from the standoff with North Korea over nuclear issues, and how the Bush administration's foreign policy is evolving.

Fitzhugh Mullan: "Big Doctoring in America" (University of California Press)

January 3, 2003

Physician and medical school professor Fitzhugh Mullan talks about the state of the American health care system and the changing role of primary health care providers.

Federal deficits

December 19, 2002

The Congressional Budget Office projects that if the Bush administration tax cuts are extended indefinitely, there could be a 10 year budget deficit of $2.9 trillion. Two economists join Diane to talk about the relationship between...

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

December 17, 2002

Confidence in Senator Trent Lott's ability to continue to serve as Majority Leader appears to be slipping. On Sunday Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles called for new leadership elections. A panel of political analysts joins Diane to talk about...

Pre-emption Doctrine

December 16, 2002

A panel talks about the pre-emption doctrine - the Bush administration's new emphasis on striking first to defend the U.S. - and what it means for U.S. security and foreign policy.

Jamieson & Waldman: "The Press Effect" (Oxford)

December 4, 2002

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania present the results of a major survey of public opinion about press coverage of major events like the 2000 presidential...

Orrin Hatch: "Square Peg" (Basic Books)

December 2, 2002

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) shares highlights from his years in the U.S. Senate, and previews the upcoming Congressional session in which he'll regain the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee.

State Budget Crises

December 2, 2002

Diane and her guests look at the factors behind the state budget crises across the country, and talk about some of the strategies emerging as governors - and governors-elect - try to cope.

Saudi relations

November 26, 2002

Last weekend questions emerged about whether money donated by the Saudi embassy in Washington may have found its way into the hands of terrorists. A panel discusses the status of U.S. - Saudi relations and new efforts to crack down on...

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