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President Jimmy Carter: "A Call To Action"

President Jimmy Carter: "A Call To Action"

March 26, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter on why he believes bias against women is the world's most serious unaddressed challenge. He describes how social acceptance of violence and selective religious interpretations serve to reinforce discrimination and abuse, and what he believes can be done to right this long-standing wrong.

The Global Rise In Drug-Resistant Strains Of Tuberculosis

March 25, 2014

One million children worldwide contract tuberculosis every year, twice as many as previously thought. And drug-resistant strains of the airborne disease are growing. Diane and her guests discuss the challenges of diagnosing and treating tuberculosis.

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

March 20, 2014

A new book about the history of a failed missionary school founded in early 19th century Connecticut which recruited boys from China, Hawaii and Native American nations. The multicultural school prospered for years, but eventually collapsed under the weight of colonial racism, setting off a chain of events that culminated tragically in the Trail of Tears.

What's Next For Russia's Relations With The West

What's Next For Russia's Relations With The West

March 20, 2014

Vladimir Putin has reclaimed Crimea as part of Russia. He's justifying the move in part as retribution for post-Cold War slights from the West. What's next for Russia's relations with the West and implications for NATO and regional security.

New Report  Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

New Report Shows Too Few Are Opting For Life-Saving HPV Vaccine

March 13, 2014

Not enough children in the United States are being vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to new federal research. A look at why American HPV vaccination rates are so low compared to other countries.

The Future Of The World Wide Web

The Future Of The World Wide Web

March 12, 2014

On March 12, the World Wide Web turns 25. To mark the occasion, we'll look to the Web's future, including possibilities, concerns and how the decisions we're making now will affect development in the coming decades.

Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

March 10, 2014

The former South Carolina senator, Tea Party leader and current CEO of the Heritage Foundation argues that conservative ideas are at the heart of what America is all about.

The West's Response To Developments In Ukraine

The West's Response To Developments In Ukraine

March 10, 2014

Tensions mount as the Crimean parliament votes to hold a referendum on whether to rejoin Russia. U.S. and EU leaders say that would violate international law. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of experts discuss the West's response to a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine.

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

March 5, 2014

WhatsApp, recently bought by Facebook for $19 billion, allows its users to text at virtually no cost. How consumers worldwide are using mobile apps to communicate for free and what it means for the future of the telecom industry.

The Political Divide Over How Best To Reduce Poverty

The Political Divide Over How Best To Reduce Poverty

March 5, 2014

In his 2015 budget, President Barack Obama calls for expanding tax breaks for low-income workers. Republicans are pushing welfare reform and an overhaul of social programs. Debate over government efforts to reduce poverty.

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