Rising Poverty In America: The Causes And Consequences

Rising Poverty In America: The Causes And Consequences

April 22, 2014

A half century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, more than 46 million Americans are poor - and that number is rising. What's behind poverty in the U.S. and what can be done about it.

Ongoing Debate Over Fracking Regulation

May 6, 2013

A New York court rules local governments can ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing. Diane and her guests discuss the ongoing debate over fracking and its impact on U.S. energy prices.

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Home

January 15, 2013

More Americans have been forced to rent instead of buy a home in recent years, but prices are rising as demand outstrips supply. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of renting in today's economy.

New York City Planning Commissioner, Amanda Burden

November 19, 2012

Diane talks with Amanda Burden about her work as the New York City Planning Commissioner and the challenges facing the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

November 2, 2011

The Constitution Today: The 4th Amendment protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures. How modern technology is testing its boundaries.

The U.S. Housing Market

October 24, 2011

The U.S. housing market remains dismal: prices are down and foreclosures are up. Diane and her guests discuss ideas from the left and the right for addressing one of the country's most challenging economic issues.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 2, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama appointed a labor economist to replace Austan Goolsbee ahead of next week's address to Congress on jobs; GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman unveiled his jobs plan; and several states tried to recover from one of the top ten natural disasters in U.S. history.

America's Shrinking Cities

March 28, 2011

New census results show Detroit has lost twenty-five percent of its population over the last decade. It's one of many cities adjusting to fewer residents. Diane and her guests discuss the reasons for the loss in population and the...

Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis

October 19, 2010

Attorneys general from all 50 states are investigating mortgage foreclosures. How a proposed moratorium on mortgage foreclosures could affect homeowners, banks and the economy.

Creating Livable Cities

September 16, 2010

Cities in the U.S. and around the world are discovering the economic and social benefits of improved urban spaces. Diane and guests discuss how bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, and attention to scale can transform city life.

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