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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-09-12 11:06

President Obama authorizes American airstrikes in Syria to fight ISIS. Russia pulls two-thirds of its troops from Eastern Ukraine. And Britain's prime minister urges Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. 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, 2014-09-12 10:06

The nation reacts to President Barack Obama’s plan to defeat ISIS. House Republicans outline a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown. And the NFL comes under fire for its handling of the Ray Rice assault video. A panel of journalists joins Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

Thu, 2014-09-11 11:06

The latest documentary by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the interconnected lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ken Burns on the Roosevelt family and their lasting influence on America.

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The Challenges Facing The Obama Administration

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:06

President Barack Obama outlines plans to combat ISIS at a time when confidence in his foreign policy is at an all-time low. Some say his next steps will define his presidency. We take a look at Obama’s address to the nation and the challenges facing his administration.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

Wed, 2014-09-10 11:06

A new memoir by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. In sharing the story of her own life, the Democrat from New York calls upon all women to raise their voices and get involved politically.

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Analysis of Tuesday's Primary Results

Wed, 2014-09-10 10:06

Voters in five states go to the polls Tuesday in the last of the 2014 primaries. Analysis of the results and what they could mean for Democratic and Republican prospects in the November elections.

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Diane Ackerman: "The Human Age"

Tue, 2014-09-09 11:06

At a time of grim talk for our planet’s future, naturalist Diane Ackerman is optimistic. Why she has faith in human innovation and argues for a new view of our relationship with nature.

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President Obama, Congress And Strategy For Defeating The Islamic State

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:06

President Barack Obama this week will outline a strategy for defeating the extremist group ISIS, or the Islamic State. Analysis of U.S. options and what support the president can expect from Congress and the American public.

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Najla Said: "Looking For Palestine: Growing Up Confused In An Arab-American Family"

Mon, 2014-09-08 11:06

The daughter of noted Palestinian academic Edward Said begins her new book by saying, “I am a Palestinian-Lebanese-American Christian woman, but I grew up as a Jew in New York City. I began my life, however, as a WASP." Najla Said talks with guest host Steve Roberts about the years she spent feeling conflicted about her identity and how she eventually grew to see herself and her passions more clearly.

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The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:06

The WHO predicts there will be 20,000 Ebola infections by year’s end. Other estimates are far higher. Please join us to discuss the potential scale of the expanding crisis and the international response.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-09-05 11:06

Russia offers a proposal to end the Ukraine conflict. President Obama urges NATO to confront ISIS. And world health officials give dire warnings on Ebola. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2014-09-05 10:06

The Justice Department opens an investigation into police practices in Ferguson, Missouri. House Republicans outline a legislative agenda for September. And the Labor Department releases the August jobs report. A panel of journalists joins...

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Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

Thu, 2014-09-04 11:06

Two days after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school, a woman in Idaho blogged “I am Adam Lanza’s mother.” Her essay about raising her violent mentally-ill teenage son went viral. In a new book, she describes the lack of resources and support available to children with mental disorders.

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President Obama, NATO And Russian Aggression In Ukraine

Thu, 2014-09-04 10:06

President Barack Obama and leaders of 27 other NATO nations sharpen plans to protect Eastern European members from further Russian aggression. The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the role of NATO.

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Gail Sheehy: "Daring: My Passages"

Wed, 2014-09-03 11:06

Gail Sheehy shook up our understanding of adulthood with her 1976 book “Passages.” Now the bestselling author turns the lens on herself in a new memoir. Gail Sheehy on life’s passages and the importance of being daring.

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The Growing Threat Of ISIS

Wed, 2014-09-03 10:06

An ISIS video claims to show the execution of a second American journalist. Understanding the motives of the Islamist militant group and the potential international response.

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The Environmental Outlook: How Noise Pollution Can Harm Our Health

Tue, 2014-09-02 11:06

A growing body of research shows that excessive noise in our environment can have dangerous effects on our health. Diane and her guests discuss the risks of noise pollution and what needs to be done.

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Former CENTCOM Commander General Tony Zinni

Tue, 2014-09-02 10:06

General Tony Zinni was commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command and a special envoy to the Middle East before retiring as a four-star general. He joins Diane to talk about U.S. foreign policy, presidential leadership, and why he believes our military often fails to achieve the outcomes promised by Washington.

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Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck (Rebroadcast)

Mon, 2014-09-01 11:06

From our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today. Diane and...

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Concerns About New Part-Time Work Trends and Proposed Remedies (Rebroadcast)

Mon, 2014-09-01 10:06

More than seven million Americans can find only part-time work when they would rather work full-time. Concerns about unpredictable hours, on-call shifts and proposed remedies.

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