Public Safety

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.

Explosions In Boston

April 16, 2013

On the day of the Boston Marathon, explosions rock the city. An update on casualties, what the authorities know and how the nation is reacting.

Sexual Assault On Campus

April 11, 2013

An estimated one in five college women are sexually assaulted on campus. Students are angry at how universities handle rape cases, and they're using social media to teach each other how to use Title IX to hold colleges accountable.

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.

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