Politics

News Roundup

September 7, 2001

A panel of journalists reviews and analyzes the week's top national and international news stories.

Mexico

September 6, 2001

This week, Mexican president Vicente Fox is in Washington for meetings and a White House state dinner. Diane and her guests talk about trade, immigration and other top issues in US-Mexican relations, and how they're being discussed in the...

Alice Kessler-Harris: "In Pursuit of Equity" (Oxford)

September 4, 2001

When Social Security and the income tax system were created, very few women were in the workforce. Historian Alice Kessler-Harris joins Diane to explain why this fact has made all the difference to women's economic citizenship today.

Ralph Nader

August 28, 2001

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins Laura Knoy to talk about his latest projects and his views on third-party politics, the new Administration, and other topics.

Argentina

August 20, 2001

Argentina is South America's second-largest economy, but recent financial crises have crippled the nation. Argentine officials have been negotiating for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. A panel talks about Argentina's...

Medicine and Belief

August 9, 2001

George Washington University in Washington, D.C. has just established a center to fund programs which educate medical professionals about the role of spiritual and religious concerns in health care. Diane and her guests talk about the...

Mexican Trucks in the U.S.

August 8, 2001

Last week the Senate passed a measure restricting the travel of Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. Opponents say these restrictions, designed to ensure the trucks meet U.S. safety standards, would violate the terms of the North American Free...

Congressional Wrap-Up

August 7, 2001

A panel talks about the patients' bill of rights, energy policy, human cloning, and other top issues in Congress this session. They'll talk about how the House and Senate voted and how President Bush fared in negotiations with Capitol Hill.

NOW President Kim Gandy

August 6, 2001

Diane talks with Kim Gandy, who was just elected president of the National Organization for Women after serving as the group's vice president since 1991. Ms. Gandy will discuss her background in law and activism, and her hopes for NOW's...

U.S. - Asia Update

July 30, 2001

Secretary of State Colin Powell visited with leaders of the Asia-Pacific region last week, but his stop in China was clouded by the espionage convictions of U.S.-based researchers there. One of those scholars, released last week, joins...

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