Society

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

February 17, 2014

What a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable could mean for consumers, content and the future of the Internet.

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

February 13, 2014

For nearly 10 years, Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times. Over the decade, he has read more than 50,000 stories of relationships lost, found and transformed. In his new book, "Love Illuminated," he reveals what he has learned.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Pushing The Boundaries Of Gay Rights In Law And Sports

Pushing The Boundaries Of Gay Rights In Law And Sports

February 12, 2014

Star college football player Michael Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. That news comes as the Department of Justice vows to enforce federal rights for same-sex couples. Diane and her guests discuss how advances in gay rights are shaping law and sports.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

What’s Behind The Sharp Rise In Heroin Use In The U.S.

February 4, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose shocked us all. What’s behind the sharp rise in heroin use in the U.S. and debate over what to do about it.

Impact Of Paid Family Leave

January 30, 2014

Last month, Rhode Island became the third state to create an employee-funded program that enables workers to take paid leave to care family members. How paid leave affects businesses and families.

Designing The Modern Office Space

Designing The Modern Office Space

January 23, 2014

For years, the trend in workplace design has been to knock down walls and tear down doors. But some say it’s gone too far. How office design affects workers, business and the bottom line.

Access To Abortion 41 Years After Roe V. Wade

January 22, 2014

A surge in anti-abortion measures in more than half the states has altered the landscape for abortion availability. Diane and her guests discuss how access to abortion has changed in the 41 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

Gregg Easterbrook: "The King Of Sports" (Rebroadcast)

Gregg Easterbrook: "The King Of Sports" (Rebroadcast)

January 20, 2014

The author of a new book on sports says football is in serious need of reform. From low graduation rates among college players to harmful concussions: what it will take to clean up America's game.

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