Politics

Election Reform

May 8, 2001

The hotly contested presidential election of 2000 prompted widespread demands for election reform. While many groups have studied the problem and made recommendations, little has changed in laws governing poll worker training, voting...

Sam Nunn on Nuclear Proliferation

May 1, 2001

Former Senator Sam Nunn is the head of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, an organization bankrolled by media magnate Ted Turner and designed to stem nuclear proliferation. Senator Nunn joins guest host Steve Roberts to talk about the project.

Prescription Drug Benefits

April 25, 2001

President Bush wants to give states millions of dollars as short-term help in paying for prescription drugs. Bush plans to work with Congress to revamp the health care system to include a prescription drug benefit. But many states have...

Human Rights

April 16, 2001

William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA, and law professor Father Robert Drinan, join Diane to talk about human rights around the world, and why they believe Americans should be aware of and involved in the struggle...

Bush: Policy & Style

April 16, 2001

President Bush is approaching his 100th day in office. Diane and a panel of political observers talk about what we've learned about Bush's leadership style and policy priorities since Inauguration Day.

Vice President Dick Cheney

April 11, 2001

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States, joins Diane to talk about his role in the new Bush administration and about the latest issues on the national agenda, including the debate over the new budget.

Dr. Mike Dombeck

April 9, 2001

U.S. Forest Service Chief Dr. Mike Dombeck stepped down recently after Bush administration officials told him they wanted to move the Service "in a different direction." He joins Diane to talk about his work with the Forest...

U.S.-Japan Relations

April 2, 2001

The relationship between the US and Japan is changing, as both countries face economic uncertainty and a leadership transition. Diane and her guests talk about how relations with Japan are developing in the new Bush administration.

Campaign Finance Reform

March 27, 2001

The McCain Feingold bill is back in the news. A panel talks about what chances campaign finance reform legislation has in Congress and in the White House, and how it might be altered in the legislative process.

Military Accountability

March 22, 2001

A fatal training accident in Kuwait, a fatal submarine accident off the coast of Hawaii, and false performance data on the controversial Osprey are all drawing attention to the way the military deals with mistakes and possible misconduct...

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