US-Russian Relations

May 20, 2002

As President Bush travels to Moscow for a summit meeting with President Putin, a panel looks at what's on the agenda for their discussions, including the recent agreements between the U.S. and Russia on nuclear arms reductions.

European Politics

May 6, 2002

Extreme right-wing candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen's recently advanced to the French presidential election, highlighting a wave of anti-immigration sentiment in that country. Diane and her guests talk about Le Pen's unexpected popularity and...

U.S.-China Relations

May 2, 2002

A panel talks about Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington, D.C. this week, plus Taiwan, nuclear proliferation, human rights and other important issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

Conservatives on Bush

April 29, 2002

A discussion with prominent conservative commentators about criticism of President Bush from within his political base.


April 24, 2002

A panel discussion on the latest developments in Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez was removed from office for two days earlier this month and the government remains in turmoil.

Medicare and Alzheimer's Disease

April 4, 2002

The Department of Health and Human Services recently told Medicare carriers not to screen out patients with Alzheimer's disease when awarding payments. A panel talks about why this coverage was in question and what treatments and services...

Campaign Finance Reform Outlook

April 2, 2002

Melinda Penkava takes listener calls and continues the discussion on campaign finance reform with attorney Jan Baran and Tom Mann of the Brookings Institution. The previously scheduled interview with Andy Behrman, author of Electroboy...

Campaign Finance Reform Outlook

April 2, 2002

A panel talks about the rapidly mounting legal and political consequences of last week's passage into law of campaign finance reform.

U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

April 1, 2002

A panel talks about the evolving role of the U.S. in the Middle East as that region struggles with escalating violence and a high-stakes military standoff at Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah. Martin Indyk, former...

Medical Privacy

March 28, 2002

Opponents of proposed changes in Clinton-era medical privacy rules say the move would erode patients' hard-won privacy protections, while supporters say they would make it easier for patients to get needed medical care. A panel explains...

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