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The Big Business Of Looted Antiquities

9 hours 14 min ago

Instability in the Middle East and North Africa has fueled a boom in looted antiquities. New efforts to stem the tide include monitoring archaeological sites from space. The fight to preserve the world's cultural heritage sites.

Update On The Italy Earthquake

9 hours 14 min ago

Deborah Ball, the Italy bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, gives us the latest on Tuesday night's deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake north of Rome.

Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

10 hours 14 min ago

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

Why We Open Our Hearts And Wallets For Some Disasters—But Not Others

Tue, 2016-08-23 11:06

Flooding in Louisiana has caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage and untold personal misery, but public response has been slow. Join us to talk about why we open our hearts and wallets for some disasters and not others.

As Zika Spreads, Tough Choices For Pregnant Women And The Search For A Vaccine

Tue, 2016-08-23 10:06

Last week, the Zika virus continued to spread through parts of Miami Beach. The National Institutes of Health warns that Texas and Louisiana could be next. The growing Zika threat, tough choices for pregnant women and the search for a vaccine.

The New Science Of Animal Psychiatry

Mon, 2016-08-22 11:06

In a new book, "Pets on the Couch," veterinarian and researcher Dr. Nicholas Dodman shares case examples of animal psychology, asserting that animal emotions -- not just cognitive processes -- are very similar to those of humans. Why he thinks this knowledge can improve the health of our pets, plus how we can learn about animals from human medicine and vice versa.

The Justice Department's Plan To Phase Out Privately Run Federal Prisons

Mon, 2016-08-22 10:06

The U.S. will phase out the use of private prisons to incarcerate federal inmates. New findings by the Department of Justice conclude that private facilities are less safe and offer few cost advantages. We discuss implications of the phase-out and what it could mean for America's prison system.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-08-19 11:06

Russia launches airstrikes against the Islamic State from Iran. Ukraine investigates Donald Trump’s campaign chairman for ties to a pro-Russia party. And the U.N. acknowledges playing a role in Haiti’s cholera outbreak. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-08-19 10:06

The Friday News Roundup: Donald Trump shakes up his staff after another campaign controversy. Major health insurer Aetna is the latest to pull back from Obamacare. And a group calling itself the shadow brokers say they hacked the NSA. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

What Concealed-Carry Gun Laws Mean for Individual Freedom and Public Safety

Thu, 2016-08-18 11:06

Twenty years ago, carrying a concealed weapon in public was strictly controlled or illegal in nearly half of U.S. states. Fewer than five million Americans had a concealed-carry permit. Today, carrying a concealed firearm is legal in all fifty states. And the number of permit holders has risen to nearly 13 million Americans. Most of these cite self-defense as the primary reason for carrying a gun outside the home. But critics of these laws say the latest research shows no clear connection between carrying a gun and preventing violence. Diane and guests discuss the rise of concealed-carry gun laws in the states and what it means for individual freedom and public safety.

Major Insurers Pull Back From Obamacare: Who's Affected And What It Could Mean For The Future Of The ACA

Thu, 2016-08-18 10:06

Health insurance giant Aetna will stop selling insurance through most state exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. It’s the third major insurer to pull back from Obamacare. Who’s affected and what this means for the future of the ACA.

How Music Can Help Patients Recover From Surgery And Strokes

Wed, 2016-08-17 11:06

Music is increasingly being used to aid patients in intensive care units. And studies indicate music can help patients recover from strokes and sleep disorders. What research on music and the brain could mean for medical treatments.

Debate Over Armchair Psychological Assessments Of Donald Trump

Wed, 2016-08-17 10:06

Many psychiatrists have offered armchair assessments of Donald Trump’s mental health: Join us to discuss the history of diagnosing mental fitness for high office, when personality disorders can be strengths, and the pitfalls of long distance psychological analysis.

A Conversation With Khizr And Ghazala Khan

Tue, 2016-08-16 11:06

Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention, with this wife Ghazala standing by his side, pointedly challenged Donald Trump on his American values and became one of the biggest stories from the DNC. Diane talks with Khizr and Ghazala Khan about their family story, the son they lost in Iraq, and how they came to be the center of a presidential election season.

Student Debt And Rethinking The Value Of A College Degree

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:06

Americans have accumulated $1.3 trillion in student debt. College graduates can earn more over time compared to high school graduates, but many now question the net benefit of a college degree: The student debt crisis and plans from the presidential candidates.

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter And Author Graham Moore

Mon, 2016-08-15 11:06

Graham Moore won an Oscar for the adapted screenplay for "The Imitation Game" -- and now he is tackling another topic out of history: the invention of electric light. In his hands, the 1880s legal battle over the lightbulb becomes the backdrop for a new historical thriller. Like his past work, the book will also be adapted for the big screen. Graham Moore joins Diane to talk about his new work, science in history and legend, and bringing fiction to Hollywood.

Hillary Clinton’s Economic Plan And New Questions About The Clinton Foundation

Mon, 2016-08-15 10:06

Hillary Clinton details her economic plan as another batch of emails is released from her time as secretary of state. Analysis of her vision for jobs and trade—and new questions about the relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-08-12 11:06

The UN says fighting in Aleppo, Syria, leaves 2 million residents without water. A suicide bomber in Pakistan targets lawyers, killing more than 70 people. And 50 Republican national security experts say Donald Trump puts the U.S. at risk. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-08-12 10:06

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton give dueling economic speeches in Michigan. A Justice Department report finds systemic racial bias in the Baltimore police department. And new voter ID rulings in Wisconsin and Texas. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Big Cities Move Away From Car-Based Planning

Thu, 2016-08-11 11:06

Urban planners have spent decades designing cities around cars. But now, sustainability experts say auto dependence is on the decline. Why cities are steering away from car-based planning and what it means for how we live and work.