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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.

Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"

Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"

August 28, 2014

Baby Boomers are living longer and in better health than any other generation and many of them are choosing to stay employed. The shift away from retirement and what it means for the American workplace and economy.

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

August 28, 2014

It's harder than ever to find affordable housing in the U.S. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the government, private developers and banks in today’s housing market.

The Role of Fraternities and Sororities Today

The Role of Fraternities and Sororities Today

August 26, 2014

A conversation about how fraternities and sororities fit into the college experience today, their evolving roles and ongoing challenges.

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

August 26, 2014

The killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri renews questions about police practices and the use of deadly force: why some say Brown's death could spark a broader debate in US police strategies.

Meryl Comer:  "Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer's"

Meryl Comer: "Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer's"

August 25, 2014

Alzheimer's disease is considered one of today's most pressing and least understood health epidemics. Diane talks with Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Meryl Comer about her husband's battle with the disease.

 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.

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