Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays

April 24, 2013

FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers are causing flight delays across the country. Diane and her guests discuss how the fight over budget cuts is affecting air travel.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

February 6, 2013

The only Republican in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet is stepping down. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reflects on efforts to improve safety and consumer rights in the administration’s first term.

New York City Planning Commissioner, Amanda Burden

November 19, 2012

Diane talks with Amanda Burden about her work as the New York City Planning Commissioner and the challenges facing the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Airlines And A Shortage Of Pilots

U.S. Airlines And A Shortage Of Pilots

November 15, 2012

U.S. airlines could soon be facing the biggest shortage of pilots in decades. How the industry is coping with mandatory retirement and stricter rules on flight experience.

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.

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