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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Tue, 2016-06-28 11:06

As the pundits tell us, this election year is all about "anti-establishment" voters. People don't trust the system and the party leaders. They want big money out of politics, more transparency and less pork. But according to journalist and Brookings Institution fellow Jonathan Rauch, the loss of the old way of doing politics has ushered in an era in which chaos rules, trust is eroded, and nothing can get done. His story, "How American Politics Went Insane," is on the cover of the latest issue of The Atlantic. He joins Diane to talk about how we got to this point, why he'd like to see some political reforms dialed back and what it would take to get our political system functioning again.

What Brexit Means For The U.S.

Tue, 2016-06-28 10:06

With a now-likely U.K. exit from the EU, America’s relationship with a key intelligence and global trade ally will change. Please join us to discuss what the British vote means for the U.S. economy, the 2016 presidential campaign and global security.

Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

12 hours 16 min ago

Supreme Court decisions are expected soon on issues that include access to abortion and limits on executive power: Analysis of major decisions at the end of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the court.

The Fallout From The Brexit Vote

13 hours 16 min ago

The world reacts to Brexit: European Union leaders plan for Great Britain's departure and investors brace for more uncertainty, as the U.S. considers economic and strategic implications.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-06-24 11:06

The U.K. votes on whether to stay or leave the European Union. Heavy fighting continues in parts of Fallujah as Iraqi forces seek to retake all of the city from ISIS. And in Venezuela, food shortages spur looting and rioting. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-06-24 10:06

The Friday News Roundup: House Democrats stage a sit-in to push for a vote on new gun laws. Campaign finance reports show Donald Trump with much less money and staff than Hillary Clinton. And a federal judge in Wyoming strikes down an Obama administration safety rule on fracking. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

The Growing Popularity Of Retail Health Clinics And What Patients Need To Know

Thu, 2016-06-23 11:06

More than six million people go to health clinics each year in retail stores like Wal-Mart and CVS. It's a convenient place to get a strep test or vaccination on evenings and weekends when physicians are often unavailable. The out-of-pocket expenses can also be cheaper. But the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents not to take children to these clinics. And other doctors say those with certain chronic diseases could be at risk if they rely too heavily on them for medical care. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests discuss the pros and cons of retail health clinics.

The Global Refugee Crisis And How Governments In The US And Around The World Are Responding

Thu, 2016-06-23 10:06

The number of displaced people around the world last year exceeded sixty million -- the highest number ever recorded by the United Nations. The global refugee crisis and how governments in the U-S and around the world are responding.

Environmental Outlook: How Public Opinion Has Shifted On Climate Change And Why

Wed, 2016-06-22 11:06

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Surveys suggest public attitudes about climate change are often disconnected from education levels and scientific research. Please join us to talk about why we believe what we do on climate change and how money is shaping public opinion.

The Trump Campaign's Financial And Organizational Challenges

Wed, 2016-06-22 10:06

Donald Trump enters the general election campaign with one of the largest financial disadvantages of any party nominee in recent history. This week he fired his campaign manager and many prominent Republicans don't support him. The challenges facing the Trump campaign.

Rethinking Zoos

Tue, 2016-06-21 11:06

The recent shooting death of Harambe the gorilla has reignited debate over the role of zoos when it comes to conservation, education, and entertainment. A conversation about the value of modern-day zoos, and how they could look different in the future.

The Brexit Vote And What's At Stake For Europe and the US

Tue, 2016-06-21 10:06

British voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not to stay in the European Union: Join us to discuss what an exit vote could mean for the U.S., remaining E-U members and the postwar structure of Europe.

The Future Of The Sharing Economy And What It Means For Work

Mon, 2016-06-20 11:06

"The Sharing Economy" may be a misnomer. According to expert Arun Sundararajan, this model -- from Airbnb and Uber to Etsy and Taskrabbit -- is more like "crowd-based capitalism". And it's changing our country's economy and how we think about employment. Sundararajan and The Washington Post's Emily Badger on the so-called Sharing Economy of today and tomorrow, and what it could mean for the future of work.

Debate Over New Gun Control Laws in the Wake of the Orlando Mass Shooting

Mon, 2016-06-20 10:06

The Senate votes on several gun control bills after the mass shooting in Orlando. What's in the proposals, the likelihood they’ll pass and what's ahead for the debate over solutions to gun violence.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2016-06-17 11:06

International reaction to the mass shooting in Orlando. A British lawmaker dies in an attack and the country halts its campaign on the Brexit referendum. And Russian government hackers are accused of breaking in to Democratic National Committee files. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 2016-06-17 10:06

The Friday News Roundup: The latest on the investigation into the Orlando mass shooting. Debate over gun violence heats up again in Congress. And a new Congressional report raises questions about American Red Cross finances.

Caitriona Palmer: "An Affair With My Mother"

Thu, 2016-06-16 11:06

An Irish journalist sets out to find her birth mother. After they meet, they develop a close bond. But her mother has one condition – the relationship must remain a secret. A story of adoption, secrecy and love.

Progress And Challenges In The LGBT Community

Thu, 2016-06-16 10:06

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando comes at a time when America's LGBT community is experiencing major gains in legal rights and social acceptance. But as a group they're also one of the biggest targets of violent hate crimes. Challenges of being LGBT in the U.S. and abroad.

Changing Roles And Workplace Policies For Fathers

Wed, 2016-06-15 11:06

More than ever before, many dads, especially millennials, want to equally share parenting responsibilities with spouses. Some workplaces now allow new fathers to take as much paid leave as new mothers, but not all take it. And some companies offer other benefits that encourage fathers to take care of their kids. Guest host Lisa Desjardins and a panel of guests discuss how fatherhood today is different than for previous generations and what that means for families, workplaces and society.