Transportation

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.

High Speed Rail in the U.S.

January 4, 2011

The Obama administration is trying to jump start the development of high speed passenger trains in the U.S. Diane and guests discuss the controversy over projects planned in California and Florida.

News Roundup - Hour 1

September 10, 2010

The fight intensifies over the administration's proposed economic policies. Federal economists revise projections on health care spending. And the president voices support for his chief of staff as mayor of Chicago. A panel of journalists...

Navigating the not-so-friendly skies

Navigating the not-so-friendly skies

August 9, 2010

Traveling by plane was once an experience to be savored. Today, it's long lines, crowded planes, fewer frills and more and more fees. Our guests will offer tips for flying the not-so-friendly-skies.

The Parking Garage

The Parking Garage

July 7, 2010

Parking garages have been part of the urban landscape for more than a century. How this often-maligned structure contributes to civic life and expands the future of transportation, architecture, and design.

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