Transportation

Dennis Drabelle: "The Great American Railroad War"

August 23, 2012

The story of the Central Pacific Railroad, two writers -- Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris -- and their battle in print against one of America's most powerful corporations.

New Concerns Over Air Traffic Safety

August 7, 2012

Recent accounts of near collisions. Ensuring the safety of air travel as traffic increases and the Federal Aviation Administration transitions to a new control system.

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.

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.

Geoffrey Gray: "Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper"

August 10, 2011

The author of a new book on the nation’s only unsolved skyjacking discusses why the 40-year mystery of D.B. Cooper has become a legend and a curse.

Rebuilding America

August 8, 2011

America’s infrastructure deficit is in excess of $2.3 trillion dollars - and growing. But resistance to raising taxes is stronger than ever and federal funding is drying up. We discuss America’s failing infrastructure and the impact on our economy and our global competitiveness.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

August 5, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane to talk about the week's top stories: President Obama signed a compromise debt ceiling deal; a partial shutdown of the FAA furloughed thousands of airport workers; and top advisers departed from more than one Republican presidential campaign.

The Partial FAA Shutdown

August 3, 2011

Congress's failure to agree to an FAA funding measure has furloughed thousands of workers and is costing the federal government $30 million a day. What's behind the partial FAA shutdown.

Richard White: "Railroaded"

Richard White: "Railroaded"

June 13, 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.

Airline Safety and Inspections

April 6, 2011

The emergency landing of a Southwest flight prompts new questions about airline safety. The FAA calls for changes in the way aging aircraft are maintained and checked worldwide. Diane and guests discuss the risks of air travel today.

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