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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 9, 2014

Releasing a report on climate change, President Barack Obama says "this is not some distant problem of the future." The House forms a panel to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. And Monica Lewinsky speaks out in a story in Vanity Fair. A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts to discuss the week in news.

Update On The Nigerian Schoolgirl Abduction

May 8, 2014

Nigeria has accepted a U.S. offer to help rescue nearly 300 school girls abducted in the last month. The terrorist organization claiming responsibility says they have been taken as slaves. Guest host Susan Page talks with a panel of experts on the girls’ plight and the latest on efforts to save them.

Senator Elizabeth Warren

May 7, 2014

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts talks about why she believes Wall Street and Washington have stacked the deck against working families and her work as an advocate for consumers.

Environmental Outlook: The EPA Prepares Rule To Reduce Carbon Pollution

Environmental Outlook: The EPA Prepares Rule To Reduce Carbon Pollution

May 6, 2014

In June, the EPA is scheduled to release a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s power plants. The regulation would be one of the most far reaching to date, targeting the biggest source of CO2 pollution. It...

The Battle For Political Control Of State Governments

May 6, 2014

Republicans have legislative majorities in 26 states and are working to build on that success. We discuss the battle for control of state governments and implications for environmental, economic and social policy.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

May 2, 2014

Pro-Russian militants extend their reach in eastern Ukraine. Iraqis turn out for their first nationwide elections since the U.S. troop withdrawal. And Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is questioned over his alleged role in a decades-old IRA slaying. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 2, 2014

Senate Republicans block a vote to increase the federal minimum wage, and the Department of Labor releases its April jobs report. A panel of journalists joins Diane to discuss this week's top US news.

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

April 29, 2014

Some 63,000 bridges in the US are deemed structurally deficient. We discuss aging infrastructure and the need for a new era in transportation policy

A Conversation With Congressman Henry Waxman

April 28, 2014

Henry Waxman is one of the longest-serving members of Congress. The veteran lawmaker talks with Diane on crafting the Clean Air Act and the new health care law and why he's leaving Congress after 40 years.

Friday News Roundup - International

April 25, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns Ukraine over pro-Russian militant deaths. Rival Palestinian factions announce plans to unify. And President Barack Obama begins a four-nation trip to Asia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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