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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-04-18 11:06

Ukraine's interim government struggles to rein in pro-Russian militants. China's economic growth slows. And al-Qaida's leader in Yemen vows to attack the U.S. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-04-18 10:06

President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spar over immigration reform. The New York Police Department drops a Muslim surveillance program. And the Congressional Budget Office lowers its cost estimate for the Affordable Care...

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Katty Kay and Claire Shipman: "The Confidence Code"

Thu, 2014-04-17 11:06

New research shows that women are less confident than men, partly due to DNA. But two journalists argue that biology is not destiny. A new book on what we can learn from highly successful women who take risks and do not fear failure.

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The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

Thu, 2014-04-17 10:06

In a new effort to improve medical care, a group of hospitals, clinics and insurers is pooling patient data. We discuss the promise and perils of sharing individual patient records.

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The Growing Reliance On Adjunct Professors

Wed, 2014-04-16 11:06

Colleges and universities are cutting costs by replacing full-time professors with part timers. A discussion about the growing ranks of adjunct professors, their efforts to unionize, and whether the use of adjuncts affects education quality.

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Growing Tensions In Ukraine And The Political Motivations Of Vladimir Putin

Wed, 2014-04-16 10:06

As tension mounts between Russia and Ukraine, understanding the political motivations of Vladimir Putin.

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Akhil Sharma: "Family Life"

Tue, 2014-04-15 11:06

The author of the best-seller "An Obedient Father" speaks with Diane about his latest novel , which tells the story of the Mishra family as it moves from Delhi to Queens in the late 1970s.

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The Ongoing Political Battle For Tax Reform

Tue, 2014-04-15 10:06

Ongoing efforts to make US tax policy simpler and more equitable. On Tax Day, a look at prospects for tax reform in a polarized political environment.

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William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

Mon, 2014-04-14 11:06

Author and investigative reporter William Cohan joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities."

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Violence In Public Places And How It Affects Our Sense of Security

Mon, 2014-04-14 10:06

A gunman opened fire outside a Jewish community center and a nearby retirement community in suburban Kansas City, killing three people. That incident occurred just days after a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school and another shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. On the eve of the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Diane and her guests discuss how these continuing episodes of violence in public places affect our sense of security.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-04-11 11:06

Pro-Russian separatists take over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Afghan election turnout is high as voters defy the Taliban. And the world marks the 20th anniversary of genocide in Rwanda. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:06

The government for the first time releases data on Medicare payments. President Obama vows to do more for war veterans at a memorial for Fort Hood shooting victims. And Senate Republicans block debate on an equal pay bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

Thu, 2014-04-10 11:06

Scientists are attempting to bring extinct species back to life. Through recent breakthroughs in genetics, researchers hope to revive the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth and others. But conservationists warn that "de-extinction" is no panacea to the current extinction crisis.

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How the Civil Rights Act Changed America

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:06

President Barack Obama and three former presidents gather in Texas to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. We discuss the struggle to pass the landmark legislation and its legacy today.

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Martin Goldsmith: "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:06

In 1939, 900 Jews attempted to flee Nazi Germany on the ship the "St. Louis." Turned back at every port, the boat eventually returned to Europe. Many passengers ended up dying in the Holocaust, including Martin Goldsmith's grandfather and uncle. "Alex's Wake" traces Goldsmith's efforts to recreate his family's journey in order to bear witness to their suffering and honor their memory.

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Using Blood Tests To Diagnose And Treat Disease

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:06

Advances in blood tests are giving doctors easier and faster ways to detect genetic defects, cancer and other illnesses. Please join us to discuss what we can learn from what's in our blood.

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Scott Eyman: "John Wayne: The Life and Legend"

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:06

Thirty-five years after his death, John Wayne is still named as one of America's top ten favorite movie stars -- possibly because he became a symbol of the nation itself. Diane and biographer Scott Eyman discuss the life and legend of the actor who once claimed: "I played the kind of man I'd like to have been."

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The West Virginia Chemical Leak and the Washington State Mudslide: Politics, Regulations and Public Safety

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:06

A chemical leak that tainted West Virginia’s water supply and a mudslide that killed dozens in Washington are raising new questions about the role of private industry and environmental regulations.

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Gail Caldwell: "New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir"

Mon, 2014-04-07 11:06

Pulitzer-prize winner Gail Caldwell talks with Diane about her new memoir which highlights a dramatic turning point in her life.

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The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web.

Mon, 2014-04-07 10:05

International debate over new rules for the World Wide Web.

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