Politics

Office of Homeland Security

September 26, 2001

President Bush has created a new Office of Homeland Security to coordinate the efforts of federal agencies and other entities in preparing for and preventing a terrorist attack. A panel talks about the task that Pennsylvania Governor Tom...

Congress Update

September 10, 2001

There are only a few weeks left in the government's current fiscal year. Recently, President Bush met with Senate leaders from both parties to discuss the framework for the spending bills that need to be completed soon. A panel of...

Md. Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

September 7, 2001

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend joins Diane to talk about growing up in America's most famous political family, and about her own interests and ideas as she contemplates her future in public service.

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...

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