Public Safety

Financial Strains on Cities

January 25, 2011

The city of Camden, New Jersey, is cutting nearly half its police force. A city in California proposes to pay creditors only a fraction of what they're owed: Tax hikes, service cuts and threats of bankruptcy in cash-strapped U-S cities.

Renewed Calls for Gun Control

Renewed Calls for Gun Control

January 12, 2011

The shooting rampage in Arizona prompts a new look at gun laws. Renewed debate over gun control and prospects for stricter legislation.

Shootings in Arizona

January 10, 2011

Diane and guests provide an update on the shooting rampage in Tuscon, Arizona on Saturday that claimed the lives of six people and injured at least 14 others including Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, said to be the target of the attack.

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

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.

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