Public Safety

The Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline & Ongoing Debate Over US Energy Policy

April 2, 2013

The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.

The Role Of Nurse Practitioners

March 26, 2013

Nurse practitioners in a number of states are pressing lawmakers to let them practice without doctor supervision. Critics cite the risk of a lower standard of care. Debate over expanding the authority of nurse practitioners.

The Gun Debate In Congress

March 18, 2013

A Senate panel passes new gun control measures. Several pro-gun measures find their way into a catch-all spending bill. A panel joins Diane to give us an update on the gun debate in Congress.

Dealing With Sequestration Fallout

March 4, 2013

Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.

Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

February 21, 2013

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

Guns And Suicide

February 19, 2013

Two-thirds of the people who died from gunshot wounds in 2010 were suicides. Diane and guests talk about recognizing people at risk of suicide and whether reducing access to guns could lower U.S. suicide rates.

Safety Concerns At Compounding Pharmacies

February 11, 2013

New reports tie safety failures at specialty pharmacies to deaths and illnesses over the past decade. A panel joins Diane to discuss widespread problems at compounding pharmacies.

New Calls To Renew The Violence Against Women Act

January 9, 2013

Several high profile rape cases have spurred new calls to address violence against women. Efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

An Update On Efforts To Prevent Gun Violence

January 7, 2013

The White House and Democratic lawmakers have vowed to introduce gun control legislation. A month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a panel joins Diane to discuss prospective new actions and whether the momentum for change is slipping.

Debate Over Ways To Improve School Safety

December 19, 2012

Last week's tragedy in Connecticut prompts new questions about how to keep students safe at school: What parents, administrators, and safety experts think should be done to improve security.

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