Society

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.

Cyber Attacks & The Growing Challenge Of Protecting Personal And Business Data

Cyber Attacks & The Growing Challenge Of Protecting Personal And Business Data

October 7, 2014

Two states attorneys general are investigating JPMorgan Chase for its response to a cyber attack that compromised the data of 76 million households. Details on the largest U.S. breach ever and the challenges of safeguarding personal and business data.

Atul Gawande: "Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End"

Atul Gawande: "Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End"

October 6, 2014

Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.

Using Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Mental Disorders

Using Psychedelic Drugs To Treat Mental Disorders

October 2, 2014

Psychedelic drugs like LSD and ecstasy have been considered dangerous and illicit for decades. But new medical research indicates these substances can help treat post-traumatic-stress disorder, addiction and depression. A discussion about the benefits and risks of psychedelic drug therapy.

 Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

Secret Service Failures And The Safety Of Our President

October 1, 2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced tough questions Tuesday from Congress about how an armed intruder managed to get so far into the White House. Diane and her guests discuss Secret Service failures and the safety of our president.

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

September 25, 2014

A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.

Readers' Review: "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

Readers' Review: "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

September 24, 2014

For our next Readers’ Review: “The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison. Set during the Depression, it tells the story of a young African-American girl who thinks blonde hair and blue eyes are the key to a better life. Join us for a discussion of Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye.”

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

September 24, 2014

The NFL is considered a nonprofit organization and pays no federal income taxes. But recent controversies are prompting new questions about that exception. Diane and her guests review the debate over the NFL's tax benefits.

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