Science

The Fight Over the F-22

July 21, 2009

The Administration wants to end production of new F-22 fighter jets. But many in Congress fear the political fallout from lost jobs. The fight over funding the F-22 and the future of a high-tech U.S. military.

Solar Power

July 13, 2009

Sunlight is one of the earth's most abundant and accessible sources of energy, but solar power is currently being used to meet only a tiny fraction of America's energy needs. The technical, financial, and political challenges facing the...

Food Safety

July 8, 2009

Recent outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli contamination from eggs, nuts and processed cookie dough prompt the Obama Administration to toughen food safety standards. A look at new regulations aimed at improving the nation's food supply.

Andrea Wulf: "The Brother Gardeners" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

July 3, 2009

How a colonial American farmer with a passion for plants and a group of eighteenth century explorers, botanists, and collectors triggered the English obsession with gardens and gardening.

Painkiller Safety

July 2, 2009

An update on recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration to restrict acetaminophen and ban the popular painkillers Percocet and Vicodin because of possible risks of overdose and liver damage.

News Roundup - Hour 1

June 19, 2009

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories. President Obama unveils plans for overhaul of financial industry regulations. The debate over health care reform faces new hurdles. New polls...

Lennard Davis: "Go Ask Your Father" (Bantam)

June 18, 2009

The story of one man's quest to discover the truth about his father. What he learned about the history of artificial insemination and his new understanding of the meaning of family.

Impact of Climate Change in the U.S.

June 17, 2009

A new White House report finds every region of the U.S. is experiencing disruptions from climate change. A discussion of how climate change may be already be affecting the nation's water, transportation, eco-systems and human health.

The State of the Oceans

June 8, 2009

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gives an update on the state of the oceans. She explains how climate change is affecting the Pacific and Atlantic and what the administration plans to do about over-fished...

New Rules for the Auto Industry

May 20, 2009

President Obama announces plans to dramatically accelerate fuel efficiency and emissions standards.

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