Public Safety

Debate Over Forced Treatment  Of The Severely Mentally Ill

Debate Over Forced Treatment Of The Severely Mentally Ill

June 2, 2014

The recent California shooting has led to renewed calls to make it easier for people to force a mentally ill family member to get help. Diane and her guests discuss balancing the rights of the mentally ill with public safety.

Regulating Domestic Drones to Protect Privacy and Public Safety

May 13, 2014

Drones are now used across the U.S. to monitor crops, inspect power lines, and shoot commercials. But the near-collision of a drone and a commercial jet last week is highlighting the need for new rules for unmanned aircraft. A conversation about the regulation of domestic drones to protect privacy and public safety.

Federal Land Management

Federal Land Management

May 12, 2014

The U.S. government owns approximately one of every two acres in Western states, but local lawmakers are renewing efforts to reduce federal control. Please join us to discuss the ongoing battles over grazing fees, drilling rights and protection for endangered species on federal land.

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

April 29, 2014

Some 63,000 bridges in the US are deemed structurally deficient. We discuss aging infrastructure and the need for a new era in transportation policy

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses And How Colleges And Universities Are Responding

April 24, 2014

This week, American University officials announced an investigation into emails that referred to sexual assault and rape. In late March, a Harvard University student anonymously disclosed her own experience with sexual assault in the...

Violence In Public Places And How It Affects Our Sense of Security

April 14, 2014

A gunman opened fire outside a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement community in suburban Kansas City, killing three people. That incident occurred just days after a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school and another shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. On the eve of the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Diane and her guests discuss how these continuing episodes of violence in public places affect our sense of security.

Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

April 9, 2014

Advances in blood tests are giving doctors easier and faster ways to detect genetic defects, cancer and other illnesses. Please join us to discuss what we can learn from what's in our blood.

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

April 7, 2014

The European Parliament votes to keep Internet service providers from selectively blocking or slowing services like Netflix and Skype. In the US, critics speak out over plans to give up oversight of the Internet’s address book. Debate over new rules for the World Wide Web.

New Questions About GM, Government Regulators And Consumer Safety

April 2, 2014

GM chief Mary Barra and the top auto regulator answer questions on Capitol Hill on faulty ignition switches

The Global Rise In Drug-Resistant Strains Of Tuberculosis

March 25, 2014

One million children worldwide contract tuberculosis every year, twice as many as previously thought. And drug-resistant strains of the airborne disease are growing. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges of diagnosing and treating tuberculosis.

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