Politics

Environmental Outlook: Dan Fagin: "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" (Rebroadcast)

November 29, 2013

For two generations, chemical companies in Toms River, N.J., dumped toxic waste. For this month’s Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guest discuss the life of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution.

Why Millions Of Americans Go Hungry And How To Address Their Needs

November 26, 2013

Cuts in food stamps and rising food prices have left nearly 50 million Americans worried about where they'll get their next meal. Who’s hungry in America and efforts to address their needs.

Thomas E. Patterson: "Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism"

Thomas E. Patterson: "Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism"

November 25, 2013

Americans have access to more news sources than ever, but that doesn't mean we are better informed. A Harvard media expert on how journalists could do a better job educating the public.

Implications For New Filibuster Rules In The Senate

November 25, 2013

The Senate approved the most fundamental change to its filibuster rules in more than a generation. Diane and her guests discuss what the new “majority rules” mean for presidential nominees and legislation moving forward.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

November 22, 2013

President Barack Obama meets with insurance executives on fixing cancelled policies. Senate Republicans block the president's third judicial nominee in three weeks. And America marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Fiftieth Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination

Fiftieth Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination

November 21, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its impact on American history.

The JFK Assassination Anniversary: Public Perceptions And Political Realities

The JFK Assassination Anniversary: Public Perceptions And Political Realities

November 21, 2013

In the first of a two-part series, Diane and a panel of experts explore gaps between public perceptions and political realities driving the events of the era.

Evolving American Attitudes On Same-Sex Marriage

November 20, 2013

A public rift in the Cheney family highlights the ongoing debate and controversy over the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. Diane and her guests explore evolving American attitudes on same-sex marriage.

Jill Lepore: "Book Of Ages: The Life And Opinions Of Jane Franklin"

November 18, 2013

Historian Jill Lepore on the life of Jane Franklin, Ben Franklin's beloved sister. She was a passionate reader, a gifted writer and a shrewd observer of politics. But she was also a mother of 12 who lived in poverty and, like most women of her era, in near total obscurity.

How Changes To The Affordable Care Act Could Affect Consumers And Insurance Companies

November 18, 2013

In the face of mounting criticism, President Barack Obama announced changes to the rules for health insurance policies. Political and economic implications of the administration's temporary retreat on a key element of the Affordable Care Act.

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