Healthcare Hang-ups

We’ll talk to Dr. Sandeep Jauhar about how the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies and government policies are affecting patient care, which he writes about in Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician.

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Spies Spying Spies

For three years, American Naveed Jamali filtered sensitive information to a Russian spymaster. What the Russians didn’t know was that Jamali was doing this work as a double-agent working for his native country.

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Reviewing Reagan

Ronald Reagan guided the U.S. through the last days of the Cold War and ushered in a new breed of conservatism that still reverberates today. We’ll take inventory of his legacy this hour with biographer H.W. Brands.

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Fairness In Paid Time Off

In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama called for comprehensive paid leave for American workers. We’ll talk about the idea with Lauren Sanders, who writes about it for The New Republic’s current issue.

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Execution Horror

The death penalty has always been controversial, but with recent shortages of lethal injection drugs and a number of questionable occurrences in U.S. death chambers, there’s a new furor.

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The CIA From al Qa’ida to ISIS

Michael Morell was with President Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists struck the U.S. And he was at President Obama’s side when the U.S. raided Osama bin Laden’s compound. This hour, we’ll talk to the retired deputy director of the CIA about securing peace through back-channel negotiations, which he writes about in The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism–From al Qa’ida to ISIS (Twelve).

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