Public Safety

Alcoholism

March 26, 2012

Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking

Counterfeit Drugs

February 16, 2012

Evidence of a fake anti-cancer drug in the U.S. raises new concerns: Efforts to safeguard prescription medications.

Objections to Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act

February 13, 2012

The widely praised Violence Against Women Act faces a tough reauthorization battle. Though introduced in a bipartisan way, it passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote with all the Democrats voting to move it to the full...

Exotic Animal Industry in the U.S.

February 1, 2012

The right to own pythons, tigers, chimps and other exotic pets depends on where in the US you live. The legal US wildlife industry doesn’t get much national attention unless someone is hurt, an exotic pet gets loose or an ecosystem is...

Environmental Outlook: Labels for Genetically Modified Foods

January 3, 2012

In 1992 the FDA ruled against requiring labels for genetically engineered foods. Join us for a panel discussion on the rationale for that decision and why some are urging the FDA to reconsider its stance.

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

December 19, 2011

This month we’ve seen a lot of stories on fracking, hydraulic fracturing to get natural gas from shale. Among these, an EPA statement on water pollution, a report on earthquakes happening in unusual areas, fights over which government...

Ban on Cell Phones While Driving

December 15, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board calls for states to ban cell phone use while driving, including hands-free. Join us to discuss efforts to address the dangers of distracted driving.

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...

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