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Supreme Court Decisions: Religious Freedom and Public Unions

Supreme Court Decisions: Religious Freedom and Public Unions

July 1, 2014

We discuss the Supreme Court decisions on the limits of religious freedom and the power of public unions.

Robert Caro:  LBJ and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Robert Caro: LBJ and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 30, 2014

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Robert Caro on LBJ and his role in the struggle for civil rights.

The Boom in High-Tech Health Apps and Wireless Devices

The Boom in High-Tech Health Apps and Wireless Devices

June 26, 2014

More than 100,000 health-related apps are now on the market. Many connect to wireless devices that are worn, or even ingested. We explore the benefits and risks of wireless medical technology.

David Boies & Theodore Olson: "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality"

David Boies & Theodore Olson: "Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality"

June 24, 2014

In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson on their five-year struggle to overturn the law and the future of same-sex marriage in the courts.

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

June 19, 2014

A conversation with Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, about being the first woman to lead the Australian government and her current efforts to educate children in the world's poorest countries.

Wider Implications of the U.S. Patent Office Decision on the Washington Redskins

Wider Implications of the U.S. Patent Office Decision on the Washington Redskins

June 19, 2014

On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced it was canceling the Washington Redskins trademark registration. The plaintiffs, like many fans across the country, had argued the name was disparaging to Native Americans. Guest host Susan Page and a panel discuss what the ruling means for the team and evolving notions of what's offensive.

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

June 17, 2014

The dramatic and little-known story of the publication of "Dr. Zhivago" and how the epic novel about the 1917 Russian Revolution became a secret CIA weapon between East and West during the Cold War.

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

June 10, 2014

General Motors faces more than 80 lawsuits related to defective ignition switches. Last week it announced four new recalls. Diane and her guests discuss what's ahead for GM, its customers and its management.

Brando Skyhorse: "Take This Man"

Brando Skyhorse: "Take This Man"

June 4, 2014

Award-winning novelist Brando Skyhorse on his new memoir that explores his turbulent childhood.

New Data On Whether College Is Worth The Debt

New Data On Whether College Is Worth The Debt

May 28, 2014

New data suggest a college degree has never been more valuable. But many recent grads burdened with debt are struggling to find a good job. Diane and her guests discuss the value of a college degree, new proposals for college ratings by the federal government and whether some levels of higher education are worth the debt.

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