Public Safety

Child Sex Abuse

December 14, 2011

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky waives his right to a preliminary hearing: The latest in the child sex abuse case and its broader implications.

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

November 2, 2011

The Constitution Today: The 4th Amendment protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures. How modern technology is testing its boundaries.

Treating or Ignoring Prostate Cancer

October 11, 2011

A new report coming out on Tuesday says a routine prostate cancer test could do more harm than good. It recommends that healthy men should not get the prostate-specific antigen, or P.S.A., exam. Some physicians argue that the test can...

Renewed Debate over the HPV vaccine

September 15, 2011

Medical groups strongly recommend the HPV vaccine for preadolescent girls, but the issue has surfaced as a political flash point. Diane and her guests discuss benefits and risks of the vaccine.

Perceptions of America Ten Years After 9/11

September 8, 2011

Immediately after the September 11th terror attacks, the world came together to support the United States. Ten years and two wars later, the situation is dramatically different. A look at how the world views America today.

The U.S.Ten Years After 9/11

September 8, 2011

Persistently high unemployment rates, political gridlock and airport pat-downs are just a few of the new realities in our post-9/11 world. Diane and guests discuss what is happening in the U.S. a decade later.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

September 2, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: President Obama appointed a labor economist to replace Austan Goolsbee ahead of next week's address to Congress on jobs; GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman unveiled his jobs plan; and several states tried to recover from one of the top ten natural disasters in U.S. history.

Financial and Political Challenges for FEMA

September 1, 2011

Hurricane Irene flooded communities, downed trees and stranded homeowners. As challenges for FEMA mount, some call for new limits on the agency’s role.

News Roundup - Hour 2

July 29, 2011

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories: Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced the formation of a panel to investigate the police response to the Oslo massacre; Britain expelled the remaining staff of the Libyan embassy as it officially recognized the Libyan opposition; and the Mayor of Kandahar was killed in a suicide blast in Afghanistan.

Natural Disasters and Government Relief Efforts

May 26, 2011

Following this week's deadly tornadoes, Congress is pushing for a $1 billion aid package. Natural disasters, government relief efforts and the long road to recovery.

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