Palestinian Elections

January 26, 2006

How the first parliamentary elections in a decade will impact politics and the peace process.

Health Care Reform

January 23, 2006

in his upcoming State-of the-Union address, President Bush is expected to outline proposals for making health care more consumer driven. Two health care experts discuss why costs are skyrocketing and what can be done to rein them in.

Military Preparedness

January 20, 2006

How the military is adjusting to an insurgency it did not anticipate, and how the Pentagon might reshape the armed forces under an upcoming strategic review.

Readers Review: "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk

January 18, 2006

A discussion of the 2004 novel by Turkey's best-selling author. Orhan Pamuk is currently being prosecuted in his country for "insulting Turkish identity." "Snow" explores the collision of Western values with Islamic...

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer: "My Year in Iraq" (Simon & Schuster)

January 17, 2006

Bremer discusses his tenure as the lead U.S. official in post-invasion Iraq, including his concerns over troop levels, the unanticipated insurgency, and Washington red tape.

Nick Kotz: "Judgment Days" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

January 16, 2006

President Lyndon Johnson and clergyman Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for civil rights. Their relationship was finally severed by King's opposition to the Vietnam war. Journalist Nick Kotz explains how previously unreleased...

Judge Samuel Alito

January 11, 2006

Hearings on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court are underway. A look at the issues raised and the prospects for his confirmation.

Sen. George McGovern

January 9, 2006

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee discusses a new short book, "Social Security and The Golden Age: an Essay on the New American Demographic" and shares an elder statesman's perspective on current issues.

Abramoff Investigation

January 5, 2006

Once-powerful Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in exchange for providing evidence about lawmakers. Diane and her guests talk about the investigation...

Minimum Wage

January 4, 2006

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We'll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications...

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