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 Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

August 21, 2014

A Missouri grand jury hears evidence on the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Attorney General Eric Holder promises a separate federal investigation will be "fair and thorough." A look at race relations and the search for justice.

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

August 20, 2014

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

Judging The Credibility Of News In The Digital Age

Judging The Credibility Of News In The Digital Age

August 19, 2014

Americans have access to more news than ever before. But polls suggest trust in our sources of information is at a record low. Diane and her guests discuss how to judge the credibility of news in the digital age.

 The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

August 19, 2014

With the help of US bombers, Kurdish troops are gaining ground in the battle against Islamist militants in northern Iraq. Please join us to discuss the expanded U.S. military role in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.

Americans' Changing Relationship With Cars

Americans' Changing Relationship With Cars

August 14, 2014

New car sales in the U.S. are at their highest level in eight years, but technology is changing Americans’ relationship with automobiles. Diane and her guests discuss the latest trends in driving and car-buying.

The Art Of Getting Lost

The Art Of Getting Lost

August 13, 2014

Remember how we used to plan road trips? Get out the atlas, find the highways, roads and rural routes that would get us from Point A to Point B. And what happened if we got lost? Pull over to the side of the road and ask for directions...

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

August 12, 2014

In just a few weeks, voters in Scotland will decide whether to become independent from the United Kingdom. Diane and her guests discuss the history of the movement, arguments for and against autonomy, and implications of the vote for the United States and the European Union.

Effects of Increasing Digital Connections on Relationships and Community

Effects of Increasing Digital Connections on Relationships and Community

August 11, 2014

Americans are more digitally connected than ever before. Diane and guests discuss the effects of those increasing virtual connections on personal relationships and American community.

The Latest On The Crisis In Gaza

The Latest On The Crisis In Gaza

August 4, 2014

Israel today announced a seven-hour “humanitarian window” in Gaza. But Palestinian officials accused Israel of breaking the truce with a strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, international reaction and how this latest round of violence is different from its predecessors.

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

July 30, 2014

War photographer Peter van Agtmael chronicles U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a new book.

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