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The Latest on Aspergers and Autism

February 16, 2010

A move to include Aspergers within the definition of autism has raised concerns of families, physicians, educators and insurance companies. The latest on our understanding of Aspergers syndrome.

Blizzards, Global Warming and Efforts to Address Climate Change

February 15, 2010

Record snow storms, global warming theories and continued efforts to address climate change. An update on where the world stands on limiting greenhouse gas emissions two months after the Copenhagen conference.

Environment: Global Water Security

February 2, 2010

Water is quickly replacing oil as our most valuable natural resource. Freshwater scarcity affects public health, national security and the global economy. A panel joins Diane to examine how control and distribution of water will affect...

Implications of a Global Black Market for Botox

January 27, 2010

One of the world's deadliest poisons is the key ingredient in the popular anti-aging drug, Botox. The emerging global black market for Botox and growing concerns the toxin in the drug could be used in a bioterrorism attack.

Shankar Vedantam: The Hidden Brain

January 26, 2010

The power of our hidden brains: How our unconscious minds elect presidents, control markets, wage wars, and routinely, but imperceptibly, influence our daily lives.

Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: "Slow Death by Rubber Duck" (Rebroadcast)

January 24, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

Environmental Outlook: Chemicals in Everyday Foods and Products

January 20, 2010

The FDA issues a warning about a chemical often found in baby bottles and food containers. Two Canadian environmentalists describe what their own experiments reveal about BPA and other chemicals used in everyday foods and products.

America in Decline?

America in Decline?

January 19, 2010

American history is marked by cycles of crisis and renewal. Today's financial, political and social issues have many asking if the nation is in decline. A discussion of how, and why, America will rise again.

Tracy Chevalier: "Remarkable Creatures" (Dutton) (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2010

A new historical novel from the best-selling author of "Girl With A Pearl Earring." It's the story about how one woman transcends class and social prejudice to uncover one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century.

News Roundup - Hour 2

January 15, 2010

The international community responds to the earthquake in Haiti. A bomb kills a pro-opposition nuclear physicist in Iran. And China tests a missile defense system. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top...

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