Public Safety

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.

How The FBI And Police Are Using Facial Recognition Systems

June 18, 2013

Twenty-six states allow police to search photo ID databases for criminals, victims and witnesses. How advances in facial recognition are transforming law enforcement and raising privacy concerns.

Leakers Versus Whistle-Blowers

June 12, 2013

Whistle-blowers who expose crime, corruption and abuse of power have protections under the law. Understanding when revealing top secret information is an act of heroism or a crime.

What's Private In The Modern Age

June 10, 2013

What's private in the modern age: government collection of personal data, cyber theft and the balance between privacy and security.

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

The Growing Demand For Home Health Aides

May 1, 2013

As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.

Fertilizer Plant Safety And Oversight

April 23, 2013

The fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, raises questions about the safety of similar facilities around the country. Concerns over how fertilizer plants are regulated and risks to the public.

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Boston Bombings And Ricin Letters

April 18, 2013

Latest on the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion, the Boston bombings and suspicious letters addressed to President Obama and several others.

The Latest On The Boston Investigation And The Limits Of Security

April 17, 2013

The latest on the investigation into the deadly Boston explosions and new questions on the limits of security.

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