Public Safety

Battling Wildfires In The West

August 27, 2013

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

August 22, 2013

The National Security Agency's surveillance network can tap into about 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. New details on how the program operates and its reach into the communications of ordinary Americans.

The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

August 19, 2013

As the White House nears a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, communities in Arkansas and Michigan are still dealing with major oil spills. Diane and her guests discuss the safety of shipping oil through pipelines.

Assessing New Threats From Al-Qaida

August 7, 2013

The U.S. warned American citizens to leave Yemen, closed diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa, and issued a worldwide travel alert.

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

August 1, 2013

Police and domestic violence organizations are trying a new approach to curb domestic homicide. Law enforcement, the courts and victim advocates are starting to work together to prevent murders by predicting when they might happen by using a checklist of high-risk factors.

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

Dr. Sid Wolfe: Consumer Health Advocate

July 16, 2013

Dr. Sid Wolfe on the effort to ensure the safety of prescription drugs and his 40-year career as a consumer health advocate.

Questions Following The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman

July 15, 2013

Reaction and debate following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused in the death of an unarmed Florida teenager.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

July 12, 2013

House Republicans overwhelmingly resist comprehensive immigration overhaul. President Barack Obama's nominee to head the FBI answers questions about domestic surveillance. And the Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic news stories.

Detroit's Financial Crisis And Its National Implications

July 10, 2013

The city of Detroit and its $20 billion debt: What's ahead for residents, unions and investors. Plus, implications for other cash-strapped U.S. cities.

The US Job Market

June 26, 2013

The Acting Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, on minimum wage and the U.S. job market.

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