Technology

Richard White: "Railroaded" (Rebroadcast)

Richard White: "Railroaded" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2011

An award-winning historian on the making of the transcontinental railroads in the 19th century:How they shaped modern America and why he thinks they laid the groundwork for today’s economic problems.

Richard Rhodes:  "Hedy's Folly:  The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr"

Richard Rhodes: "Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr"

December 20, 2011

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes how 1940s movie star Hedy Lamarr helped invent the technology that makes cell phones and GPS devices possible.

Solyndra and What's Next For U.S. Energy Policy

November 17, 2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is facing tough questions on capital hill over the Obama administrations support for Solyndra. The now bankrupt solar panel company received a five hundred and thirty five million dollar loan from the federal...

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

The Constitution Today: Fourth Amendment

November 2, 2011

The Constitution Today: The 4th Amendment protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures. How modern technology is testing its boundaries.

Joel Brenner: "America the Vulnerable"

October 3, 2011

These days, spies can operate remotely from anywhere in the world over cyberspace. Operatives have already shown their ability to penetrate power plants, steal submarine technology, rob banks, and invade the Pentagon's secret...

Shannen Rossmiller: "The Unexpected Patriot"

August 31, 2011

How a mother of three and a Montana municipal court judge became an online terrorist-hunter after 9/11.

Growing Concerns Over Fracking

August 29, 2011

Widening concerns over natural gas fracking.

East Coast Earthquake Update; Then, Concerns Over Hip Replacements

August 24, 2011

The FDA has received more than 5000 complaints about metal-on-metal hip replacements. How the devices could become one of the nation’s biggest medical implant problems, and what patients need to know.

Putting Americans Back to Work

July 13, 2011

What it will take to put Americans back to work. How tax and trade policies, government spending and advances in technology affect the U.S. job market.

Murdoch Tabloid Scandal

July 12, 2011

Diane and guests explore new allegations that News of the World reporters sought personal information on 9/11 victims and discuss the ongoing scandal and the Rupert Murdoch news empire.

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