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The Environmental Outlook: How Noise Pollution Can Harm Our Health

4 hours 27 min ago

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

5 hours 27 min ago

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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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-08-29 11:06

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending troops across its border. The U.S. investigates the death of a second American fighting in Syria. And Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire. 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, 2014-08-29 10:06

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"

Thu, 2014-08-28 11:06

Baby Boomers are living longer and in better health than any other generation and many of them are choosing to stay employed. The shift away from retirement and what it means for the American workplace and economy.

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The Challenge Of Finding Affordable Housing in The U.S.

Thu, 2014-08-28 10:06

It's harder than ever to find affordable housing in the U.S. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the government, private developers and banks in today’s housing market.

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Readers' Review: "Someone" by Alice McDermott

Wed, 2014-08-27 11:06

For our next Readers' Review: "Someone" by Alice McDermott. It's the story of a character often overlooked in literature - an ordinary woman - concerned with matters of family, community and the heart. Published in 2013, it is the National Book Award-winning author's first novel in seven years.

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Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

Wed, 2014-08-27 10:06

There are more than a hundred ballot initiatives in 41 states on issues like gay marriage, gun control, marijuana and the minimum wage. Diane and guests discuss who is funding these initiatives and what they mean for the American political process.

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The Role of Fraternities and Sororities Today

Tue, 2014-08-26 11:06

A conversation about how fraternities and sororities fit into the college experience today, their evolving roles and ongoing challenges.

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Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

Tue, 2014-08-26 10:06

The killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri renews questions about police practices and the use of deadly force: why some say Brown's death could spark a broader debate in U-S police strategies.

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Meryl Comer: "Slow Dancing With A Stranger: Lost And Found In The Age Of Alzheimer's"

Mon, 2014-08-25 11:06

Alzheimer's disease is considered one of today's most pressing and least understood health epidemics. Diane talks with Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Meryl Comer about her husband's battle with the disease.

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U.S. Strategy In The Battle Against ISIS

Mon, 2014-08-25 10:06

The killing of U.S. journalist James Foley is fueling calls for wider air strikes against ISIS: What expanded U.S. military action could mean for containing the militant group, the fate of other hostages, and regional alliances.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:06

President Obama vows to pursue ISIS militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley. An Israeli airstrike kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza. And clashes break out in Liberia over an Ebola quarantine. 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, 2014-08-22 10:06

A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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How Technology is Transforming Conservation Efforts Worldwide

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:06

Conservationists are using drones, remote sensors and new mapping software to monitor deforestation and illegal poaching in real time. But in the wrong hands, some of these new technologies tools could have devastating effects on wildlife. A discussion on how new technology is transforming conservation efforts.

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Race Relations And The Search For Justice In Ferguson, Missouri

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:06

A Missouri grand jury hears evidence on the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Attorney General Eric Holder promises a separate federal investigation will be "fair and thorough”: race relations and the search for justice.

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An Update On The Environmental Effects Of Fracking

Wed, 2014-08-20 11:06

A recent study blames fracking for earthquakes in Oklahoma while another warns of risks to drinking water. Diane and her guests discuss what the latest research says about how fracking affects the earth - and what can be done about it.

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Prospects For Upward Mobility In America

Wed, 2014-08-20 10:06

A growing body of research shows that in the U.S., if you're born poor, you're likely to stay poor. Debate over how to improve prospects for upward mobility in America.

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