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.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty: "Fingerprints of God"

May 19, 2009

Some researchers claim humans may be "hard-wired" to believe in God. N-P-R's religion reporter discusses her search to uncover whether science can explain belief in a higher power.

Joshua Cooper Ramo: "The Age of the Unthinkable" (Little Brown)

May 6, 2009

A leading global strategist offers a revolutionary model for thriving in these unpredictable times.

The Fate of the Newspaper Industry

May 6, 2009

Senator John Kerry calls a hearing on the future of newspapers as "The Boston Globe" faces the threat of closure. A look at the fate of the newspaper industry in the midst of a recession.

Swine Flu Update

May 4, 2009

Diane and her guests provide an update on government efforts to prepare the public for a possible pandemic without prompting an overreaction.

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

May 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.

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