Society

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

Winners and Losers In The Casino Industry

September 17, 2014

The casino industry is anything but a sure bet these days. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Gambling Commission approved a $1.6 billion casino north of Boston. At the same time, the Trump Plaza just became the fourth casino in Atlantic city to shut down this year. Steve Roberts and his guests discuss current trends in the casino industry and what its future might hold.

The U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Contain The Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

The U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Contain The Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama is stepping up US efforts to treat Ebola victims and contain its spread in West Africa. Addressing the medical, social and political threats posed by the widening epidemic.

ISIS And The Challenges Facing The Obama Administration

ISIS And The Challenges Facing The Obama Administration

September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama outlines plans to combat ISIS at a time when confidence in his foreign policy is at an all-time low. Some say his next steps will define his presidency. We take a look at Obama’s address to the nation and the challenges facing his administration.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

September 10, 2014

A new memoir by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. In sharing the story of her own life, the Democrat from New York calls upon all women to raise their voices and get involved in public life.

Diane Ackerman: "The Human Age"

Diane Ackerman: "The Human Age"

September 9, 2014

At a time of grim talk for our planet’s future, naturalist Diane Ackerman is optimistic. Why she has faith in human innovation and argues for a new view of our relationship with nature.

Najla Said:  "Looking For Palestine: Growing Up Confused In An Arab-American Family"

Najla Said: "Looking For Palestine: Growing Up Confused In An Arab-American Family"

September 8, 2014

The daughter of noted Palestinian academic Edward Said begins her new book by saying, “I am a Palestinian-Lebanese-American Christian woman, but I grew up as a Jew in New York City. I began my life, however, as a WASP." Najla Said talks with guest host Steve Roberts about the years she spent feeling conflicted about her identity and how she eventually grew to see herself and her passions more clearly.

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

September 8, 2014

The World Health Organization predicts there will be 20,000 Ebola infections by year’s end. Other estimates are far higher. Please join us to discuss the potential scale of the expanding crisis and the international response.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

September 5, 2014

A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

September 4, 2014

Two days after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school, a woman in Idaho blogged “I am Adam Lanza’s mother.” Her essay about raising her violent mentally-ill teenage son went viral. In a new book, she describes the lack of resources and support available to children with mental disorders.

The Growing Threat Of ISIS

The Growing Threat Of ISIS

September 3, 2014

An ISIS video shows the execution of a second American journalist. Understanding the motives of the Islamist militant group and the potential international response.

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