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||Latest On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370||Ships and planes from many countries search for clues about the Malaysian jetliner bound for Beijing with 239 passengers aboard. We discuss some of the many unanswered questions for air safety experts and terrorism investigators.||11 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"||Jim DeMint served in the U.S. Senate from 2005-2013. The South Carolina Republican resigned to become head of the Heritage Foundation. During his years in Congress - which included three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives - DeMint was known as a staunch social and fiscal conservative. A Tea Party favorite, he also became known for his battles with more establishment Republicans. In a new book, DeMint argues that free enterprise, limited government and traditional values are not just conservative ideas. They reflect what America is all about. Guest host Susan Page sits down for a conversation with Jim DeMint.||10 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The West's Response To Developments In Ukraine||Ukraine's prime minister is flying to Washington this week to meet with President Obama. Plans for the visit come as the White House warns that Russia will face increasing international pressure if it presses ahead with a referendum to annex Crimea. Some say U.S. and European sanctions, which would freeze the assets and visas of Russian officials, could be a blow to Russia's flagging economy. But others warn Moscow could retaliate by seizing American and European assets or cut exports of natural gas to Europe which heavily relies on Russia for energy. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of experts discuss the West's response to a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine.||10 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday News Roundup - International||The U.S. orders sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea. Protests in Venezuela mark the anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez's death. And President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.||7 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday News Roundup - Domestic||Political fallout on Capitol Hill over the Ukraine crisis. The White House releases its $4 trillion budget for 2015. And the College Board announces major changes to the SAT. A panel of journalists join guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top national news stories.||7 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Susan Minot: "Thirty Girls"||On Oct. 9, 1996, a boarding school run by Italian nuns in rural Uganda was awakened by shattering glass. Rebels from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army broke in and abducted 139 girls, some as young as 8 years old. A nun from the school negotiated the release of all but 30 girls, who were then brutalized, ordered to kill and forced to be "wives" to rebel leaders. A new novel about the kidnapping focuses on one of the fictional survivors and an American journalist who bears witness to her stories and recovery.||6 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Crisis In Ukraine And President Obama's Foreign Policy||Congressional Republicans call President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Ukraine part of a failed foreign policy. A look at the president's approach to world affairs and American power abroad.||6 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication||WhatsApp, recently bought by Facebook for $19 billion, allows its users to text at virtually no cost. How consumers worldwide are using mobile apps to communicate for free and what it means for the future of the telecom industry.||5 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Political Divide Over How Best To Reduce Poverty||In his 2015 budget, President Barack Obama calls for expanding tax breaks for low-income workers. Republicans are pushing welfare reform and an overhaul of social programs. Debate over government efforts to reduce poverty.||5 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Environmental Outlook: New Strategies For Stopping The Elephant Ivory Trade||Efforts to halt the slaughter of African elephants have been far less successful than many had hoped. An international ban on the elephant ivory trade was put in place in 1989. Elephant populations began to rebound. But ivory traders exploited loopholes and poachers became more efficient - and more brazen - in their methods. Today, poachers kill as many as 35,000 elephants a year. Conservationists warn that unless more is done, those great land mammals could become extinct. For this month's Environmental Outlook, guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts discuss how to stop the elephant ivory trade.||4 3 14||Free||View In iTunes|
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