Society

The Impact Of Sequestration

June 19, 2013

Diane and her guests discuss the broad reach of sequestration. They assess how across-the-board spending cuts are affecting Meals on Wheels, medical research, national parks and other programs.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa: "Global Crossings"

June 18, 2013

Immigration policy has long been an emotionally and politically charged topic. Journalist and author Alvaro Vargas Llosa examines the causes and consequences of human migration, and argues that immigrants' economic contributions far outweigh the costs.

How The FBI And Police Are Using Facial Recognition Systems

June 18, 2013

Twenty-six states allow police to search photo ID databases for criminals, victims and witnesses. How advances in facial recognition are transforming law enforcement and raising privacy concerns.

Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

June 12, 2013

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.

Leakers Versus Whistle-Blowers

June 12, 2013

Whistle-blowers who expose crime, corruption and abuse of power have protections under the law. Understanding when revealing top secret information is an act of heroism or a crime.

Infidelity And How It  Affects Marriage, Children And Families

Infidelity And How It Affects Marriage, Children And Families

June 10, 2013

An estimated 40 percent of married couples in America experience at least one incident of infidelity. Why people cheat, how extramarital affairs affect the whole family and understanding the consequences of infidelity.

What's Private In The Modern Age

June 10, 2013

What's private in the modern age: government collection of personal data, cyber theft and the balance between privacy and security.

Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

June 6, 2013

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

Richard Haass: "Foreign Policy Begins At Home: The Case For Putting America's House In Order"

June 5, 2013

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations says the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. Diane and her guest, Richard Haass, discuss why he believes foreign policy begins at home.

New Research On Inner City Fathers

New Research On Inner City Fathers

May 28, 2013

New research on the challenges facing low-income fathers, their relationships with their children and implications for social policy.

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