Politics

Investigation Of Alleged Mismanagement At V.A. Medical Centers

Investigation Of Alleged Mismanagement At V.A. Medical Centers

May 22, 2014

Inspectors have added more V.A. medical centers to the list of places under investigation for allegedly falsifying wait times and giving substandard care. We discuss the crisis at Veterans Affairs and what can be done to fix the system.

Think Tanks, Influence and Independence

Think Tanks, Influence and Independence

May 21, 2014

Think tanks play a major role in shaping public policy--yet, they are not legally required to disclose who funds their research. We discuss think tanks, influence and independence.

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

May 21, 2014

It’s called Mini Super Tuesday: What primary results from six states suggest about the strength of the Tea Party, prospects for progressive Democrats and the likelihood of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge: "The Fourth Revolution"

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge: "The Fourth Revolution"

May 20, 2014

When it comes to democracy, the West has always come out on top. But today, democracy is in trouble, say two top editors at The Economists, who argue in a new book that the West is at risk of being left behind unless there’s a re-invention of the state. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge discuss the future of America and countries that are tackling government reform.

James Webb: "I Heard My Country Calling"

James Webb: "I Heard My Country Calling"

May 19, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) grew up in a military family and went on to serve as a highly decorated combat Marine in the Vietnam War, and later, secretary of the Navy. We talk with Webb about leadership, love of country and life after Congress.

India's Election:  Implications For The Country's Future And The World Economy

India's Election: Implications For The Country's Future And The World Economy

May 19, 2014

The Indian National Congress, which has governed India for nearly all the country’s post-independence history, has conceded defeat to the opposition. We discuss what the election results mean for India's future and the world economy.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

May 16, 2014

Ukrainian officials open peace talks without including rebel leaders. Voters in India elect a new government. And American drones aid the search for the missing Nigerian girls. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 16, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before Congress on treatment delays at health clinics. The FCC votes on a net neutrality proposal. And more state high courts rule in favor of gay marriage. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

May 15, 2014

On the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Diane and panel of guests will discuss the legacy of the Brown ruling and the state of racial integration and equality in public schools today.

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial  Crisis

DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial Crisis

May 14, 2014

The Justice Department is pushing to wrap up its investigations into possible criminal activity in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. We discuss why some say the probes have been politically motivated and others believe senior bank executives should be going to jail.

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