Public Safety

New Food Safety Regulations

December 2, 2010

An estimated one in four Americans gets sick from tainted food every year and 5,000 die. Understanding the proposed overhaul of FDA food safety regulations and what it could mean for farmers, food prices and the agency's powers.

Protests Against TSA Screenings

November 22, 2010

An estimated twenty four million people are flying over the Thanksgiving holiday, but an already tough travel week may be even worse this year. Passengers, lawmakers, and civil rights groups are among those objecting to the Transportation...

Nuclear Power Plant Future

Nuclear Power Plant Future

November 9, 2010

Problems led to the temporary shut-down of two East Coast nuclear power plants over the weekend. The nuclear power industry – its safety record and its future.

U. S. Options for Fighting Terrorism in Yemen

November 2, 2010

Foiled mail bombing plots to the U.S. by extremists in Yemen has added urgency to an Obama administration review of expanded military options in that country, including increased covert operations. Diane and her guests discuss the...

Understanding the Threat of Terrorism

October 12, 2010

As the U.S. enters its tenth year of war in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda remains a major threat. Understanding the recent European terrorism alerts and the evolving network of Islamic insurgents around the world.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

August 23, 2010

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on why more is better when it comes to securing the border. She describes the $600 million federal commitment for technology and personnel to make the country safer.

FDA Drug Approval Process

August 19, 2010

An FDA advisory board recommended withdrawing government approval for the breast cancer drug, Avastin. Pros and cons of the decision and its implications for FDA's accelerated approval process to treat serious and life threatening diseases.

The U.S. National Security Complex

The U.S. National Security Complex

July 21, 2010

The Washington Post spent two years investigating the national security and intelligence system created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The reporters behind the story on whether the security complex is too big, costs too much and makes...

The Threat of Domestic Terrorism

The Threat of Domestic Terrorism

May 4, 2010

Investigators continue gathering evidence from Saturday's failed car bomb in Times Square: Counter terrorism experts weigh in on the incident and domestic terrorism trends.

Nuclear Security Summit

Nuclear Security Summit

April 12, 2010

President Obama hosts an unprecedented two-day Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

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