Public Safety

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...

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.

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