Politics

The Latest Efforts To Reopen The Government And Raise The Debt Ceiling

October 16, 2013

The latest on efforts to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. What a bipartisan Senate bill might look like and its prospects in the House. Diane and her guests discuss prospects for getting beyond discord and dysfunction in Washington.

Actor Christine Lahti

October 15, 2013

Actor Christine Lahti is best known for playing a doctor in TV’s "Chicago Hope." She joins Diane to talk about the work that earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe and Oscar -– and her starring role in a new play.

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

October 15, 2013

The modern history of treating mental illness in America: Why the U.S. fails to meet the needs of so many people suffering from mental illness and what can be done about it.

The Latest On Ending The Impasse In Washington

October 14, 2013

With a majority of Americans blaming Republicans for the shutdown, lawmakers feel new urgency to come to a resolution. The latest on the budget impasse in Washington.

Friday News Roundup - International

October 11, 2013

The U.S. freezes some aid to Egypt’s military government. Libya’s prime minister is free after being abducted in Tripoli. And Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Asian leaders. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

October 11, 2013

President Barack Obama meets with House Republicans on the shutdown and looming debt ceiling. Janet Yellen is nominated to lead the Federal Reserve. And the Supreme Court opens its fall term with a case on campaign finance. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Impact Of The Federal Government Shutdown On Americans

October 10, 2013

As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, we look at how it is affecting average Americans. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of Washington's gridlock on individuals, towns and states.

Possible Repercussions Of A U.S. Debt Default At Home And Abroad

October 9, 2013

World leaders, bankers and political strategists warn of short and long term repercussions if Congress fails to raise the debt limit. Understanding the risks of a U.S. default at home and abroad.

Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

October 7, 2013

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

October 7, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

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