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Update On The 2014 Gubernatorial Races

Update On The 2014 Gubernatorial Races

October 21, 2014

Voters in 36 states cast ballots for governor in two weeks. Eleven incumbents find themselves in extremely tight races. Why so many sitting governors are in jeopardy and what party swaps at the top could mean for state politics.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

October 17, 2014

The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top international news stories.

Update On Civil Rights Protests In Ferguson, Mo., And Their Political Implications

Update On Civil Rights Protests In Ferguson, Mo., And Their Political Implications

October 16, 2014

Two months after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, there’s a new wave of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. An update on the civil rights protests and their political implications.

Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

October 15, 2014

A Korean-American journalist gets a job teaching English to the sons of North Korea's elite. Her memoir offers a rare peek inside the world's most mysterious country.

Calls For A  Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

Calls For A Strengthened Approach In The Fight Against Ebola

October 15, 2014

A growing number of public health experts are calling for a broader and more coordinated approach in the fight against Ebola. Diane and her guests discuss efforts to boost training for health care workers, treatment protocols and disease surveillance.

The Global Economic Slowdown And What It Means For The U.S. Recovery

The Global Economic Slowdown And What It Means For The U.S. Recovery

October 14, 2014

As U.S. job growth picks up, many parts of the world are in an economic slowdown. Policymakers at home and abroad are divided on what to do. The global slowdown and what it means for the U.S. recovery.

The Pope, The Synod And The Future Of The Catholic Church

The Pope, The Synod And The Future Of The Catholic Church

October 13, 2014

Pope Francis has brought together bishops from around the world to talk about issues like birth control, divorce and the celibacy of priests. A discussion on the Roman Catholic synod convening in Rome and the struggle for the heart of the Church.

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

Yochi Dreazen: "The Invisible Front"

October 9, 2014

The military’s suicide rate jumped more than 80 percent between 2002 and 2009. One military family who lost a son to suicide and another to combat in Iraq is trying to change that. A new book about one family’s fight to transform the military’s approach to mental illness.

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

October 9, 2014

A conversation with Gen. Wesley Clark on his vision for a new direction in American leadership, and what it will take to move the U.S. away from its focus on war.

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

October 8, 2014

One in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Yet, even 40 years after Roe v. Wade, the issue remains contentious. Feminist author Katha Pollitt on why she thinks it’s time to re-frame the debate over abortion.

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