Friday, August 02, 2013
Former US Senator Olympia Snowe, Republican from Maine, talks about the nature of compromise and progress in Washington politics and what changes she thinks would encourage bipartisanship. Then, author Charlie Wheelan continues the conversation about political common ground with his Centrist Manifesto. Plus: a full hour of Ask a Bioethicist on thorny biomedical questions of our day; and the unlikely influences on our behavior, including certain shades of color.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
One of the consequences of the 2007 global financial crisis has been an acceleration in the shift away from the traditional 19th and 20th century industrial powers toward a new emerging center of economic power in the world. The debt heavy and slow growth economies of Europe and the U.S. are now dependant on investments and exports from the emerging economies of the so-called BRIC nations — Brazil, Russia, India and China. That shift is reflected in the influence China and India are having at this week's G20 Summit in Cannes, France. The U.S. is no longer the grand mediator in global affairs, and the era of the single superpower ushered in at the end of the Cold War in 1989 now appears to be over.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Yemen is the latest country in the Arab world to see violence between protesters and police lead to bloodshed and deaths. 18 protesters were killed over the weekend, as Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced a special election to transfer power. As revolution sweeps through the Middle East, we're looking at the influence the United States has on these areas.