Public Safety

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

Update On Diagnosing And Treating Lyme Disease

March 18, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. An update on the challenges of diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.

Latest On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

March 11, 2014

Seeking answers to what happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

The Political Divide Over How Best To Reduce Poverty

March 5, 2014

In his 2015 budget, President Barack Obama calls for expanding tax breaks for low-income workers. Republicans are pushing welfare reform and an overhaul of social programs. Debate over government efforts to reduce poverty.

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

Debate Over Zohydro, A Powerful New Opioid

February 27, 2014

A coalition of consumers and health care groups is asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its approval of a powerful new opioid. Critics say the potential dangers of Zohydro outweigh its value as a pain killer. Guest host Elise Labott and her guests debate the use and abuse of the new drug.

Retail Health Clinics

Retail Health Clinics

February 25, 2014

What clinics at CVS, Walgreens and other retail outlets mean for patients and doctors.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

New Chemical Identified In West Virginia's Elk River Spill

January 23, 2014

A chemical spill left 300,000 West Virginians without safe tap water. Now, weeks later, officials say they've identified a second chemical. An update on the spill and safeguarding Americans' water supply.

The U.S. National Security Apparatus

January 6, 2014

In the aftermath of disclosures by Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama plans to propose changes at the National Security Agency. Diane and her guests discuss rethinking U.S. security policies in effect since 9/11.

New State Laws On Juvenile Justice

December 5, 2013

In a reversal of the tough-on-crime legislation of the late 1980s and 1990s, 23 states have enacted laws that aim to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and court systems. A panel discusses a range of factors, including suicides by youths in adult jails as well as the cost of adult prisons, that have led to new legislation across the country.

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