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The HPV Vaccine: The Science And The Reluctance

2013-06-27

The number of teen girls with cancer-causing HPV, the human papillomavirus, has dropped by half with the vaccine. But two-thirds of girls — never mind boys — still don't get it. We dig in.…

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The Future Of The Voting Rights Act

2013-06-27

We'll hear voices from the South on race, justice and elections after the Supreme Court Voting Rights' Act intervention.…

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What Obama's 'Climate Action Plan' Has In Store

2013-06-27

The president moves on climate change. We'll look at his program and its likely impact — climate-wise and economy-wise.…

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Supreme Court Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional

2013-06-27

Decision day at the Supreme Court. Two landmark rulings on gay marriage. We're watching with top legal eagles from around the country.…

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'Sparta': A Marine's Homecoming

2013-06-25

In Roxana Robinson's haunting new novel "Sparta," a Marine comes home from Iraq, and the story astonishes.…

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Child Poverty In America Is On The Rise

2013-06-25

A big new report shows one in four children in America lives in poverty. We're asking why and looking at solutions.…

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TWA Flight 800: Searching For Truth

2013-06-24

We examine what really happened with TWA flight 800 and its 230 dead.…

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NSA Leaker Snowden On The Run

2013-06-24

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong. We'll have the latest on his whereabouts and the fallout.…

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What To Read This Summer

2013-06-21

"Bring Up The Bodies," "Transatlantic," "And The Mountains Echoed" — we'll look at this summer's hot reads.…

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Week In The News: Farm Bill, Immigration, Syria

2013-06-21

Obama and Putin's chilly meeting. The Supreme Court says no to Arizona's voter ID law. Protests rock Brazil. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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The Bossless Office

2013-06-20

We examine workplaces where worker bees are the leaders and how that really works.…

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Talking With The Taliban

2013-06-20

The drama over talking with the Taliban.…

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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions

2013-06-19

Sir Ken Robinson, who gave the most watched TED Talk ever, tells us how to find what really makes us tick, and get the most out of life and work.…

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South Texas, The Border And Immigration Reform

2013-06-19

As the Senate debate over immigration heats up, we go to South Texas, the new front line in the battle over illegal border crossings.…

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The Astronaut Wives Club

2013-06-18

In the days of the Space Race, they became overnight celebrities as their husbands shot for the Moon. The Astronaut Wives Club.…

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Solving The Organ Donor Shortage

2013-06-18

Are lab grown blood vessels, hearts and lungs the answer to the nation's organ donor shortage? We'll look at the brave new science.…

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China's Economic Growth And Its Environmental Impact

2013-06-17

China's rapid growth and its profound effect on the environment.…

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Syrian Rebels To Receive U.S. Arms

2013-06-17

Washington's new pledge to Syria: More military aid to the rebels. We'll ask what aid and what it may mean.…

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'Crazy Rich Asians'

2013-06-14

Kevin Kwan's new novel out of Singapore sends up a new world of wealth exploding in the East.…

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Week In The News: Syrian Aid, NSA Leaks, Colorado Fires

2013-06-14

NSA leaks and Edward Snowden. Immigration moves. Colorado on fire. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Florida Crime Fiction And The New Face Of America

2013-06-13
Length: 45s

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik joins us on the seedy, wacky face of Sunshine State crime fiction.…

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Privacy And Civil Liberties In The Face Of Surveillance

2013-06-13
Length: 46s

We'll talk about privacy and liberty in the age of the Internet and big surveillance with big web thinker Jaron Lanier.…

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Rich Lowry On The Republican Party And Abraham Lincoln

2013-06-12
Length: 45s

Conservative National Review editor Rich Lowry on the Republican Party, from Abe Lincoln's time to today's Tea Party tensions.…

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Education Standards And The Common Core

2013-06-12
Length: 45s

The Common Core — the tough new national curriculum to get America's students back in fighting trim — is here. We'll look at what it is and the debate it's fired.…

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The Internship Economy

2013-06-11
Length: 46s

The internship economy. Who it helps. Who it hurts. And where it takes us.…

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A New Look At Drugs In America

2013-06-11
Length: 46s

Neuroscientist Carl Hart says don't blame drugs for society's problems. And end the war on drugs. We'll hear his case.…

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Medgar Evers, 50 Years Later

2013-06-10

The story and legacy of slain civil rights hero Medgar Evers, 50 years after his assassination in Mississippi.…

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Surveillance, National Security And The Constitution

2013-06-10

Surveillance, the Constitution and national security. What are we now willing to live with?…

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Mark Bittman On Food Culture Now

2013-06-07
Length: 47s

Superstar food thinker Mark Bittman on "vegan till 6" and our food culture now. On Point Live!…

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'Snob Zones' And A Divided America

2013-06-06
Length: 45s

Snob zones. How two-tiered America is playing out in real estate and zoning.…

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Susan Rice's Appointment As National Security Adviser

2013-06-06
Length: 46s

President Obama names UN ambassador Susan Rice as his new national security adviser. Plus, protest and crackdown in Turkey.…

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The World Impact Of The Bee Die-Off

2013-06-05
Length: 47s

The trouble with bees. Their die-off is now global. We follow the bee problem around the world.…

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Syria And The Risk Of Regional War

2013-06-05
Length: 45s

The conflict in Syria is pulling in its neighbors, and spreading. We look at the risk and scenarios of regional war in the Middle East.…

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The Programmable World

2013-06-04
Length: 45s

Wiring the physical world. How we'll live when everything is online.…

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WikiLeaks And 'We Steal Secrets'

2013-06-04
Length: 45s

Bradley Manning goes on trial. We look at the case and the new WikiLeaks documentary "We Steal Secrets" with director Alex Gibney.…

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'Tours Of Duty': Employer-Employee Relationships Redefined

2013-06-03
Length: 46s

Lifetime employment is over. Maybe it's time to think of "tours of duty" on the job.…

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Economic Outlook: Are Happy Days Here Again?

2013-06-03
Length: 46s

After years of tough economic news, the economy seems to be picking up, and pulling up interest rates. We look ahead at what the eventual end of rock-bottom interest rates will mean.…

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Hannah Arendt On The Big Screen

2013-05-31
Length: 46s

Hannah Arendt's political theory rocked the 20th century with "the banality of evil." A new movie looks at the life and mind of Hannah Arendt.…

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Week In The News: Housing Prices, Holder And Leaks, Syria

2013-05-31
Length: 45s

Home prices surge. Eric Holder feels the heat. The Chinese move to buy a major American food producer. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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A Virtual Money Laundering Scheme For 'The Criminal Underworld'

2013-05-30
Length: 46s

Six billion dollars and what might be the biggest money laundering scheme in U.S. history. We'll investigate.…

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Toxic Chemicals: A New Push To Get A Grip

2013-05-30
Length: 46s

A new big push is on to rewrite federal regulations on the toxic chemicals in our lives. We'll look at whether it's a great compromise or a great sellout.…

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Should The U.S. Lower The Legal Blood Alcohol Limit?

2013-05-29
Length: 46s

The campaign to bring down the legal blood alcohol limit for American drivers — and its implications.…

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'Cool War': The Future Of U.S.-China Competition

2013-05-29
Length: 46s

Conflict and co-dependence between the U.S. and China.…

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'Time Warped': The Many Ways Humans Experience Time

2013-05-28
Length: 46s

Time flies. Time stands still. We'll look at time and human perception.…

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American Science Struggles Through Budget Cuts

2013-05-28
Length: 45s

The U.S. is living through big cuts in basic research. We'll look at what that means for science and the future of American competitiveness.…

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The History, Sounds And Politics Of Heavy Metal

2013-05-24
Length: 47s

The definitive history of heavy metal and what it's always been about.…

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Week In The News: Tornado Cleanup, Counterterrorism, British Soldier Murdered

2013-05-24
Length: 46s

Oklahoma's monster tornado. The president on counterterrorism. A vote on gay Boy Scouts.…

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The Science And Sweat Of High-Intensity Workouts

2013-05-23
Length: 45s

Rock-hard bodies in a fraction of the time. We'll look at the 7-minute workout, and the promises of high-intensity exercise.…

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Food Stamps: Fighting Hunger Or Draining Resources?

2013-05-23
Length: 46s

Congress says food stamps are costing the country too much and debating big cuts. One in every seven Americans is using them to eat. What's going on?…

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How Can We Better Prepare For Tornadoes?

2013-05-22
Length: 46s

After Oklahoma's giant twister, does Tornado Alley need to change the way it builds and lives in the age of superstorms?…

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Uncovering Apple's Tax Havens

2013-05-22
Length: 46s

Apple in the hot seat. Lawmakers say the company dodged billions in taxes on overseas profits. We'll look at the world of off shore tax escapes.…

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George Packer On America's 'Unwinding'

2013-05-21
Length: 46s

New Yorker writer George Packer's inside history of the great unwinding of America's 20th century way of life and where we stand now.…

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Henry Ford And His World

2013-05-21
Length: 45s

The controversial and brilliant Henry Ford and the world he invented.…

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The North American Energy Revolution

2013-05-20
Length: 46s

North America as the new fossil fuel powerhouse. We'll look at the blessing, the curse and how it may reshape geopolitics and energy politics.…

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Military Sex Abuse And The Chain Of Command

2013-05-20
Length: 45s

Solving the U.S. military's sex abuse problem. We look at the chain of command issue and what needs to change…

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Week In The News: IRS And AP, Military Sex Abuse, Angelina Jolie

2013-05-17
Length: 46s

IRS and AP scandals. White House damage control. More military sex abuse. Angelina Jolie. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Burt Bacharach

2013-05-16
Length: 47s

The wizard of pop. From "Raindrops" to "Walk On By." Burt Bacharach joins us with his new memoir of a life in music.…

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Joseph Stiglitz On Student Debt And The American Dream

2013-05-16
Length: 46s

Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on how student debt is crushing the American dream, and what to do about it.…

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A New Way To Care For Patients With Dementia

2013-05-15
Length: 45s

How an Arizona retirement home has found a kinder, gentler way to take care of patients with dementia.…

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Uproar Over IRS Scrutiny, Snooping On The AP

2013-05-15
Length: 46s

Uproar over the IRS and its inquiries. Over snooping on the AP. We tackle both.…

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Fantastic Creatures And Their Future

2013-05-14
Length: 45s

The mother of all diversity: nature. Her most fantastic creatures and how they're faring now.…

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Stock Market Highs — Plus: Angelina Jolie's Cancer Decision

2013-05-14
Length: 46s

All- time highs in the stock market lately. We ask why, and whether it says recovery or bubble. PLUS: Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy.…

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Election In Pakistan

2013-05-13
Length: 46s

Hope and fear in Pakistan. An historic election day and high stakes all over. We go there.…

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Rationing In Our Future?

2013-05-13
Length: 45s

A new book says rationing--of food, energy and more--is in our future. We hear the case, and the pushback.…

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'Gatsby' On The Big Screen

2013-05-10
Length: 47s

"The Great Gatsby" is back. On the big screen. We'll revisit the tale, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Leonardo DiCaprio.…

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Week In The News: Cleveland Escape, Military Sexual Assault, Mark Sanford

2013-05-10
Length: 45s

The Cleveland horrors. Dow 15,000. More sexual assault in the U.S. military. Mark Sanford. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Understanding The Latest Round Of Benghazi Hearings

2013-05-09
Length: 46s

Benghazi, again. New hearings this week on the attacks and the aftermath. We look at the facts and factionalism.…

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Weight-Loss Surgeries: Does Success Offset Controversy?

2013-05-09
Length: 46s

Big Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, has had weight-loss surgery. We'll look at the buzz and controversy around gastric bypass surgery, lapbands and more.…

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Is This The End Of Tax-Free Online Shopping?

2013-05-08
Length: 45s

The sales tax and the Internet. The Senate's given a green light. We'll look at the implications.…

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E.O. Wilson On 'Letters To A Young Scientist'

2013-05-08
Length: 46s

Bees disappearing. Cicadas coming out. A new generation of scientists coming up. We'll talk with super-biologist E.O. Wilson about our future and nature.…

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What Can Libraries Do To Survive In The Digital Age?

2013-05-07
Length: 45s

The future of the library in the digital age.…

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How High-Tech Workers Fit Into Immigration Reform

2013-05-07
Length: 45s

The high-tech end of immigration reform. Silicon Valley is buying a lot of access on Capitol Hill. They want more to welcome more foreign engineers. We'll look at why.…

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What's Next For Guantanamo?

2013-05-06
Length: 46s

The Guantanamo horror show. Prisoners on a hunger strike and big questions about justice and what to do with the detainees.…

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The Once And Future 'Iliad'

2013-05-06
Length: 45s

Homer's "Iliad" made new. A one-man performance brings the ancient tale home for modern men and women.…

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How Global Tourism Changes The World

2013-05-03
Length: 45s

Here comes the big travel season. We look at how global tourism is changing the world.…

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Week In The News: Marathon Arrests, Syria, Morning-After Pill

2013-05-03
Length: 45s

More arrests in the marathon bombing case. The red line and Syria. The morning-after pill.…

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The President And The Bully Pulpit

2013-05-02
Length: 46s

Barack Obama and presidential leadership. The "juice" question. Does he have it?…

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String Quartet 'Brooklyn Rider'

2013-05-02
Length: 47s

The string quartet that plays the world. Brooklyn Rider.…

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Kids And Food Allergies

2013-05-01
Length: 45s

Why do so many kids have food allergies? We explore cutting-edge treatments and impact on families, schools and more.…

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Home Prices Rebound

2013-05-01
Length: 45s

Housing prices break out of their slump. We look at the rebound and what it means for the nation's recovery.…

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Sharon Olds On Poetry And Divorce

2013-04-30
Length: 45s

Poems about her divorce just won Sharon Olds a Pulitzer Prize. She joins us.…

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The NBA's Jason Collins Comes Out

2013-04-30
Length: 46s

NBA Center Jason Collins comes out. We talk about what it means to be openly gay in sports and beyond.…

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A Texas Battle Over Higher Education

2013-04-29
Length: 45s

A battle at the University of Texas over the future of higher education. And whether job training will trump everything else.…

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Syria, Chemical Weapons, And The Intervention Question

2013-04-29
Length: 45s

The question over Syria. Chemical weapons use has been charged. The "red line," but uncertain. Should the US intervene?…

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The Brain As An Analogy Machine

2013-04-26

How humans think. The human brain as an analogy machine.…

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Week In The News: Bombing Charges, Chemical Weapons, AP Twitter Hack

2013-04-26

Charges in the Boston bombing. Chemical weapons use charged in Syria. Twitter is hacked and stock markets shudder.…

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Inside North Korea With 'The Orphan Master's Son'

2013-04-25

Inside North Korea. We talk with the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "The Orphan Master's Son."…

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Terrorism, Law, And The Boston Bombings

2013-04-25

Super attorney Alan Dershowitz on terrorism, American law, and the Boston bombing.…

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'The End Of Big'

2013-04-24

The end of big: does technology spell the end of big companies, big institutions, big politics? And is David the new Goliath?…

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Tom Friedman On Carbon Tax

2013-04-24

Tom Friedman lays out why a carbon tax could save America.…

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Isabel Allende On Her New Novel: 'Maya's Notebook'

2013-04-23
Length: 45s

Bestselling author Isabel Allende's novel of a Chilean grandmother saving a granddaughter who's down and out in Las Vegas.…

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The New Immigration Reform Push

2013-04-23
Length: 45s

A big, bipartisan push on immigration reform got sidelined by the Boston attacks. It's back in play this week. We take its measure.…

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The Brothers Tsarnaev

2013-04-22
Length: 46s

We'll look deep into their worlds for clues, motives, and the latest on the investigation.…

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One Marathon Suspect Dead, The Other At Large

2013-04-19
Length: 46s

Lockdown and manhunt in Boston. We've got a team of reporters with the latest and all the week's news.…

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Photographing Native Americans

2013-04-19
Length: 45s

This hour, On Point: capturing the last great images of traditional native America. (Rebroadcast from October, 22nd, 2012)…

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Understanding The Terrorist Threat

2013-04-19
Length: 45s

We're on the scene with the very latest developments on the Boston bombing aftermath and hunt. Top experts and reporters join us.…

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Bostonians Reflect On The Marathon Bombings

2013-04-18
Length: 46s

Writers Dennis Lehane, Anita Sheve, musician Amanda Palmer and more on the heart of Boston after the marathon bombings.…

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Balancing Security, Risk: What The Boston Marathon Bombings Teach Us

2013-04-17
Length: 46s

How much risk are we willing to run? How much security do we want to have?…

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Sci-Fi Meets Love In Carruth's 'Upstream Color'

2013-04-17
Length: 47s

The creator of the indie film hit "Primer" puts Thoreau and Walden at the center of his new sci-fi film "Upstream Color."…

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Mapping The Universe

2013-04-16
Length: 46s

A new map of our complex universe is out. We'll look at our "chunky" cosmos.…

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The Boston Marathon Bombing

2013-04-16
Length: 46s

We'll look at what's known, what's not and the unfolding investigation.…

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BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at the Boston Marathon

2013-04-15
Length: 47s

Live coverage of the explosion at the Boston Marathon.…

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The Transformation Of The CIA

2013-04-15
Length: 45s

From spymasters to killing machines, New York Times Reporter Mark Mazzetti on the CIA's transformation, and its chilling impact on how we fight wars.…

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Week In The News: Guns, Immigration, North Korea

2013-04-12
Length: 46s

Maybe a gun deal. Maybe an immigration deal. And who knows on North Korea? Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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From Annette To Bieber: Teen Idols Then And Now

2013-04-12
Length: 47s

Teenage stars, from Annette Funicello to Justin Bieber. What is their role in, for, society?…

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Possession And Exorcism

2013-04-11
Length: 46s

The Devil made me do it. We look at the long story of possession and exorcism.…

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Sex And The Arab World

2013-04-11
Length: 46s

Sex and the Arab world. Shereen El Feki takes us from behind the Saudi veil to the rough streets of Cairo.…

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'The Mortal Sea'

2013-04-10
Length: 45s

"The Mortal Sea." A ship's captain turned scholar tracks our impact on the oceans through time.…

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A Second Look At Capitalism

2013-04-10
Length: 46s

A big second look at capitalism. How it's worked over time. How it hasn't. And whether it's run its course.…

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Employers Charging The Overweight More For Health Insurance

2013-04-09
Length: 46s

More employers are penalizing overweight workers on insurance rates and benefits. We look at what's fair and what's coming.…

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Jobs And The Sequester

2013-04-08
Length: 46s

Jobs and the sequester. We're looking at the new dip in job creation.…

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Jackie Robinson And The New Movie '42?

2013-04-08
Length: 46s

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball. The new movie "42" tells the story. The director is with us.…

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Week In The News: North Korea, Dead Lawmen, Texas Manhunt

2013-04-05
Length: 45s

All eyes on North Korea. More dead lawmen, and a Texas manhunt. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Poetry And Spirituality At Death's Door

2013-04-05
Length: 46s

The editor of Poetry magazine on poetry and spirituality at death's door.…

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Are Antibiotics In Our Meat Breeding Superbugs?

2013-04-04
Length: 45s

Antibiotics and the meat we eat. The volumes are huge. Maybe breeding superbugs. We look for a better way.…

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David Stockman On Crony Capitalism

2013-04-04
Length: 45s

Ronald Reagan budget director David Stockman says crony capitalism has left the U.S. economy in giant trouble. He's with us.…

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Letters, E-Mail, Texts — What's Next?

2013-04-03
Length: 46s

Letters are dead. E-mail outdated. Text messages so pass?. What's going on with how we communicate?…

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Mapping The Mind

2013-04-03
Length: 45s

The White House proposes a 100-million dollar project to map the inner workings of the human mind. We're looking at the challenge with some of the country's biggest brains.…

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North Korea's Threats

2013-04-02
Length: 46s

North Korea's war threats go ballistic. We look at how South Korea and the United States are responding.…

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BioShock Infinite And The Future Of Gaming

2013-04-02
Length: 46s

?"BioShock Infinite". The latest, biggest, brainiest video game of all. We'll talk to the creator and ask where games are going.…

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On Point In Nashville: Obamacare Rollout

2013-04-01
Length: 47s

On Point goes to Nashville — big medical center — to look at the rollout of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare.…

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The States Move On Abortion

2013-04-01
Length: 46s

State-level moves on abortion. North Dakota, Arkansas and more are reigning it in. Where does this go?…

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Asperger Love

2013-03-29
Length: 46s

Teenage love with Asperger's Syndrome. Connecting when it's not easy.…

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Week In The News

2013-03-29
Length: 45s

Gay marriage at the Supreme Court. Banks and Cyprus. Abortion and North Dakota. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Jobs And New Graduates

2013-03-28
Length: 46s

Jobs and new graduates. We look at personal and national strategies for putting our young to work.…

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Gay Marriage On The Docket

2013-03-28
Length: 46s

An epic week on gay marriage before the Supreme Court. On Point sums up the arguments, the history, the outlook on gay marriage and the court.…

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Genius Babies

2013-03-27
Length: 45s

The internet headline was "engineering genius babies" out of China. Not true. But the reality is very interesting. We'll check it out.…

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The Price Of War

2013-03-27
Length: 45s

We look at veterans back from war and waiting way too long for benefits. The price of war delayed and denied.…

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The Rise And Fall Of Phil Spector

2013-03-26
Length: 47s

A look at the rise and fall of Phil Spector, creator of the "wall of sound."…

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Russian Oligarchs

2013-03-26
Length: 45s

Russian oligarchs are in the news - for a "haircut" in Cyprus, a death in London, billions all over. We check in on the post-Soviet robber barons.…

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The Secrets Of Happy Families

2013-03-25
Length: 45s

What happy families do right, from telling the family story to creating healthy relationships across generations.…

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Syria And Chemical Weapons

2013-03-25
Length: 45s

Syria and chemical weapons. Where is the red line? What if it's crossed?…

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'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Is Back

2013-03-22
Length: 47s

"Breakfast at Tiffany's," again. It's opened on Broadway this time. We revisit an American classic.…

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Week In The News: Obama In Israel, Prison Chief Shot, Iraq Anniversary

2013-03-22
Length: 45s

President Obama in Israel. Colorado's prison chief, shot. The Iraq War, ten years on. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Douglas Rushkoff On 'Present Shock'

2013-03-21
Length: 45s

Never mind future shock. Douglas Rushkoff says we're suffering "present shock." The tyranny of the digital, always-on "now."…

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The Fate Of Gun Reform

2013-03-21
Length: 45s

Three months after Sandy Hook. Will gun reform be gutted in the U.S. Senate? Is it happening right now?…

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Private Drones In American Skies

2013-03-20
Length: 46s

Drones on top of drones. New, commercial drones take off. Some say our skies will be dark with privately-owned drones.…

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The Surge In African Elephant Slaughter

2013-03-20
Length: 46s

The kill-off of elephants is getting worse. Humans are wiping them off the face of the earth, and scientists say the elephants know it.…

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John James Audubon And 'The Birds Of America.'

2013-03-19
Length: 45s

Into the woods. How John James Audubon hunted, pinned, and painted his masterpiece, "The Birds of America."…

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Big Corporations Lobbying For Big Tax Breaks

2013-03-19
Length: 45s

As Congress tightens the national budget belt, big corporations are getting monster tax breaks, with the help of high paid lobbyists.…

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Justice, Social Media And The Rape Case In Steubenville

2013-03-18
Length: 46s

Social media, outrage, justice and the Steubenville rape case.…

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Looking Back At The Iraq War

2013-03-18
Length: 46s

Ten years after the American invasion of Iraq, we weigh the price and lessons of the war that followed.…

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The Jeanie Johnston: The Legendary Irish Famine Ship

2013-03-15
Length: 45s

For St. Patrick's Day, the story of the legendary tall-masted ship - the Jeanie Johnston - that brought thousands of Irish from famine to America.…

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Week In The News: New Pope, Dueling Budgets, Steubenville

2013-03-15
Length: 45s

Pope Francis. Paul Ryan and dueling budgets. The Steubenville rape case goes to trial. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Money, Access, And The White House

2013-03-14
Length: 46s

Barack Obama was a controversial pathbreaker in putting big private money in campaign politics. Now he's doing it in the White House. We investigate.…

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Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Of The Afro-Cuban All Stars

2013-03-13
Length: 47s

The Afro-Cuban All Stars bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez joins us. We'll get the latest hot sounds out of Havana.…

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Small Knives And The TSA's New Strategy

2013-03-13
Length: 45s

The TSA's new strategy on airline security: Small knives are OK and so are "trusted" passengers. But who makes that list? And how?…

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The Conclave Begins: Picking A Pope

2013-03-12
Length: 46s

The cardinals sit down in Rome. The conclave begins. We look at the politics and prayer of choosing a new pope.…

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New York's Sugary Drink Ban Struck Down

2013-03-12
Length: 46s

A judge strikes down New York's ban on big sugary drinks. What do we do about American obesity?…

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Discrimination Against Asians In College Admissions

2013-03-11
Length: 46s

Asian-Americans and college admissions. Is the bar set higher for Asian-Americans?…

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Environmentalism's Next Generation

2013-03-11
Length: 45s

A new generation of "climate activists" are ready to raise Hell over the Keystone Pipeline and more. We hear from them.…

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The Iditarod: 'The Last Great Race'

2013-03-08
Length: 46s

Mushers, majestic huskies, and more: we go to the Iditarod.…

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Week In The News: Obama And The GOP, Chavez, Filibuster

2013-03-08
Length: 45s

Obama breaks bread with the GOP. Hugo Chavez. HIV baby cured.…

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Behind The Dow's High

2013-03-07
Length: 45s

The Dow hit a record high. What's behind the jump? And what's the big picture economic message?…

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The Science Of Winning And Losing

2013-03-07
Length: 46s

We examine the science of winning and losing. Why a lucky few are top dogs and the rest of us aren't.…

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The Death Of Hugo Chavez And The Future of Venezuela

2013-03-06
Length: 45s

Hugo Chavez, dead at 58. We're looking at what's ahead for Venezuela.…

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Alabama And The Voting Rights Act

2013-03-06
Length: 46s

The Supreme Court heard a challenge to the Voting Rights Act. Is it still needed? We ask Shelby County, Alabama.…

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What's Next For Syria

2013-03-05

More refugees pouring out of Syria, more promises of aid for the rebels, and more fears that the radicals will win this fight. We take stock.…

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Anorexia Among The Very Young

2013-03-05
Length: 46s

Children as young as five, being treated for anorexia. We're exploring the subtle causes and treatments that can save lives.…

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Inside America's Gun Culture

2013-03-04

We're looking inside America's gun culture.…

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The Sequester's Impact And Future

2013-03-04
Length: 46s

The first workweek under sequester begins. We're touching down around the country, and in Washington for the impact and where this goes.…

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Week In The News: Sequester, Pope Out, Aid To Syrian Rebels

2013-03-01
Length: 45s

Sequester: day one. The Pope, now emeritus. US aid to Syrian rebels. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Wearable Tech And Augmented Reality

2013-02-28

Technology you will wear. Google's glasses. Apple's iWatch. And "augmented reality" on its way.…

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Pope Benedict Bows Out

2013-02-28

Pope Benedict's last day. We're looking at challenges for the Catholic Church and ahead to the conclave.…

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Yahoo's Ban On Working From Home

2013-02-27

Yahoo! CEO and new mom Marissa Mayer - says no more working from home for her staff. But wait, wasn't that the future?…

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Detroit's Problems, Detroit's Future

2013-02-27

Forbes Magazine calls Detroit "America's Most Miserable City." What do you do with a city like that? We're asking Detroiter Charlie LeDuff.…

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The Circus: Past And Future

2013-02-26

Acrobat Duncan Wall ran away to join the circus, and found the circus has changed. He's with us.…

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Dr. Ben Carson

2013-02-26

We're talking to neurosurgeon, Obama health care critic and new darling of the American conservative movement, Dr. Ben Carson.…

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The Global World Of Mega Heists

2013-02-25

Fifty million dollars in diamonds stolen from a Brussels airport. We'll look inside the global world of mega heists.…

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Manufacturing Innovation

2013-02-25

The call for federal investment in new manufacturing innovation hubs across the country. Would they make the U.S. more competitive? Should we spend the money? Where?…

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Week In The News: Sequestration, Immigration, And Chinese Hacking

2013-02-22
Length: 46s

Sequester debate. Immigration backlash. A new hard line on Chinese hacking and theft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines…

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The Oscars

2013-02-22

Will Daniel Day-Lewis get crowned for his Honest Abe? Will Hushpuppy tame the beasts of the academy? On Point looks at this year's best work in film and the Oscars.…

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What Would Lincoln Do?

2013-02-21
Length: 46s

Abraham Lincoln and the evolution of American morality. What would Lincoln do, say, today?…

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The Feminine Mystique At 50

2013-02-21
Length: 46s

The Feminine Mystique at 50. We'll talk with women about the book, Betty Friedan, what's changed, what hasn't, and women now.…

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Indiana Farmer Takes Seed-Giant Monsanto To Supreme Court

2013-02-20
Length: 45s

An Indiana farmer takes his case against Monsanto seed control to the U.S. Supreme Court.…

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The Cost Of Prison

2013-02-20
Length: 46s

States fed up with high prison costs and mandatory sentencing move to change. Must the U.S. be number one in prisoners?…

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The American Airlines And US Airways Merger

2013-02-19
Length: 46s

Merging American Airlines and US Airways. What will it mean for you? For air travel?…

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Sequestration And What It Means For The U.S.

2013-02-19
Length: 46s

Sequestration is on its way. The next budget cliff. We'll look at what all those cuts would mean for the country.…

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Under Attack

2013-02-18
Length: 45s

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under attack. We're looking at who's attacking what, and why.…

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Whiskey: The History And Today's Industry

2013-02-15

From pure pot still, to Kentucky's finest, the spirit is having a comeback. We'll ask what and why.…

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Week In The News: State Of The Union, Pope Out, California Killer

2013-02-15

State of the Union. Papal shocker. California's ex-cop nightmare. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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A Near Miss: Fending Off Asteroids

2013-02-14
Length: 46s

A huge asteroid brushes by planet Earth Friday. Closer than our own satellites. We'll look at our very close call, and asteroid defense.…

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The President's Call For A New Vocational Training

2013-02-14

The President's call to remake a wing of high-school on German lines. Vocational training for the high-tech jobs of the future.…

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Insights From Asia's Senior Statesman Lee Kuan Yew

2013-02-13

The collected insights of Asia's senior statesman, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on the U.S., China and what the future holds.…

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President Obama's State Of The Union Address

2013-02-13

The State of the Union. President Obama makes his case. We talk about the President's agenda, Congress, and the road ahead.…

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The Power Of The NRA In America's Gun Debate

2013-02-12

How the NRA conquered America's gun debate, and how it's fighting tooth and nail right now not to lose it.…

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The Secret World Of Scientology

2013-02-12

Uncovering the secret inner world of Scientology with Pulitzer prize-winning author Lawrence Wright.…

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A Survey Of American Relationships And Love

2013-02-11
Length: 45s

A giant new survey lays out what's really going on in American relationships, American love — and the world's.…

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The Obama Administration, Drone Strikes, And The Law

2013-02-11

The Obama administration's argument on drone warfare. Even against Americans. We push deeper on drones, killing, and the law.…

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Week In The News: Drones, John Brennan, Sequester Talk

2013-02-08
Length: 47s

Drones and a CIA nominee. Post office cutbacks. Big dance on the budget. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Richard III: Shakespeare's Villain And The Real King

2013-02-08
Length: 47s

Richard III, back from the dead. Out of the parking lot. We'll look at history, Shakespeare, and the return of the king.…

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Tough Times For Older Workers

2013-02-07
Length: 46s

Tough times for older workers. Many can't retire or find a job. We'll look at boomers and more in the bust.…

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Education Lessons From Top-Ranked Finland And South Korea

2013-02-07
Length: 45s

Finland and South Korea top the charts in a new global education ranking. But with very different philosophies. We're looking at what the US - ranked number 17 - can learn.…

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The Future Of Adoption: International And Domestic

2013-02-06
Length: 46s

Russia, Guatemala, and more are slamming the door on American adoptions. Is the great age of international adoption behind us?…

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Adderall On Campus: Use And Abuse

2013-02-06
Length: 46s

A drug prescribed for ADHD is all over college campuses now. We're looking at the use and abuse of Adderall.…

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The History Of Ninjas

2013-02-05
Length: 46s

Japan's old politics by other means — the real, thousand-year history of the ninja.…

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After Big Storms: Rebuild Or No?

2013-02-05
Length: 45s

New York's governor wants Superstorm Sandy victims to move off the coast. We'll look at when and where to rebuild.…

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Sports And Politics

2013-02-04
Length: 45s

The day after the Super Bowl, politics and mega-sports. Imperial sports.…

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Egypt In Crisis

2013-02-04
Length: 46s

Egypt in crisis. A "collapse of the state" warning, and what comes next.…

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Marriage At The Movies

2013-02-01

Why marriage doesn't work for Hollywood. The troubled history of going the distance on the silver screen.…

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Week In The News: Immigration, Guns, Hagel Hearings

2013-02-01

Immigration. Gabby Giffords on guns. Chuck Hagel in the hot seat. An Israeli air strike in Syria. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Gay In America: A Roundtable

2013-01-30
Length: 45s

Gay in America, now. We're talking with gay Americans from across the country about changing attitudes and their lives.…

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The Pentagon And Cyber Defense, Cyber Warnings

2013-01-30
Length: 46s

New alarms about the risk of cyber attack as the Pentagon calls for more cyber warriors.…

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Dave Barry On "Insane City"

2013-01-29
Length: 46s

We're talking with Pulitzer-prize winning humor man Dave Barry about Miami madness and his new book "Insane City."…

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The New Push For Immigration Reform

2013-01-29
Length: 45s

The big new push for immigration reform. We're looking at what's on the table and the path ahead.…

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Cyberbullying And Sexual Shaming

2013-01-28
Length: 45s

When cyberbullying turns into sexual shaming, with one teen who decided to tell her peers it's got to stop.…

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Opening School Sports To Kids With Disabilities

2013-01-28
Length: 46s

The U.S. Department of Education is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports. How will that work?…

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The Giant Squid: Onscreen At Last

2013-01-25
Length: 46s

The giant squid, recorded for the first time in its natural habitat. We're looking at the myth and intimate reality of a deep sea marvel.…

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Week In The News: Inauguration, Clinton Hearings, Women In Combat

2013-01-25
Length: 46s

Obama 2.0. Hillary in the hot seat. Women cleared for combat. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Hard Times And Polarized Politics

2013-01-24
Length: 46s

Economist Benjamin Friedman on how hard times feed polarized politics.…

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The Dreamliner Grounded And Boeing's Future

2013-01-24
Length: 45s

Boeing Dreamliners are grounded all over the world. The American super plane in trouble. We're looking at Boeing's misstep.…

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Is Creating New Life — Maybe Even A Neanderthal — Possible?

2013-01-23
Length: 46s

Creating new life and bringing back old. Maybe even Neanderthal man.…

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Outlining A New Foreign Policy

2013-01-23
Length: 46s

It's a new presidential term. A new global time. Maybe time for a new American foreign policy.…

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President Obama's Inaugural Address And His Second Term

2013-01-22
Length: 46s

We'll look at President Obama's inaugural address and the second term ahead.…

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Turning Into Your Parents

2013-01-22
Length: 46s

The real parent trap. "I'm turning into my parents."…

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Flying Lotus

2013-01-22
Length: 47s

DJ and electronic composer Steven Ellison - aka Flying Lotus - the master beatmaker at work.…

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Listening Back To Our 2006 Interview With Barack Obama

2013-01-21
Length: 47s

As the president is sworn in for a second term, we're listening back to our 2006 On Point interview with then young Senator Obama.…

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Lance Armstrong: The Confession And Doping Now

2013-01-18
Length: 45s

Lance Armstrong takes his story to Oprah. So, what do we think about him and doping now?…

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Week In The News: Guns, Algeria Hostages, Dreamliner Grounded

2013-01-18
Length: 46s

The President's push on guns. Hostage nightmare in Algeria. Boeing's Dreamliner grounded. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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President Obama's Call For Action On Guns

2013-01-17
Length: 46s

Gun policy and politics now. We're looking at the President's new push and what's possible, on this side of Newtown.…

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Robert Green Ingersoll: The Great American Agnostic

2013-01-17
Length: 46s

Robert Green Ingersoll, the great American agnostic — and how his 1880s message resonates today.…

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The Strange Power Of Celebrity

2012-10-05

From Chaplin and Brando, to the Kardashians, a fresh take on the strange and ferocious power of celebrity.…

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Week In The News: Denver Debate, Voter ID, Syria Hits Turkey

2012-10-05

Debate and aftermath. Turkey, Syria trade artillery fire. Benghazi won't go away. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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"Homeland"

2012-10-04

"Homeland" swept the Emmys. President Obama says he's a fan. We'll talk to "Homeland" executive producer and director Michael Cuesta.…

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First Presidential Debate

2012-10-04

Round one of the presidential debates. We'll tally the score cards with Gail Collins and Jon Meacham.…

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The Next Big Thing

2012-10-03

In search of the next big thing, we look at the Wall Street Journal's Top-50 American start-ups.…

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Women Rising

2012-10-03

Hanna Rosin says men are on their way down, and women are rising. Stephanie Coontz says it's not that simple. They join us.…

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Wyclef Jean

2012-10-02

Grammy award-winning hip hop artist and political activist Wyclef Jean on his roots, his music - his Haitian homeland. He joins us.…

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China Slows

2012-10-02

Worker riots at Foxconn. The Chinese economy slowing; We'll look at the future of "state capitalism" in China.…

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'A Clockwork Orange' At 50

2012-10-01

We revisit the great and terrifying transgressive novel of Anthony Burgess.…

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Battle Of The Ballot Box

2012-10-01

Voter ID. We'll look at the great battle of 2012 over who will have access to the ballot box.…

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Author Lois Lowry

2012-09-28

Newberry Medal winning children's author Lois Lowry on the last in "The Giver" series, and J.K. Rowling after Harry Potter.…

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Week In The News: Campaign Heats Up, Bibi's Red Line, NFL Refs

2012-09-28

Obama, Romney slug it out. Free speech and faith at the U.N. NFL refs go back to work. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Self-Driving Cars

2012-09-27

California gives the green light. Is this the future? No hands?…

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Morsi And Ahmadinejad Speak

2012-09-27

The U.N. spotlight for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and Iran's Ahmadinejad. We'll probe the latest messages from a region on the edge.…

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Ray Charles And Country Music

2012-09-26

Fifty years ago, Ray Charles blended R&B, jazz, and country to make a new American sound. We listen back.…

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Upward Mobility In America Now

2012-09-26

Stuck in America. Upward mobility--the American Dream--is at an all time low. We look at what's happened to the ladder.…

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West Memphis Three: Life After Death Row

2012-09-25

Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three is out of prison. Talking with us. It's a wild story.…

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Gene Analysis And Breast Cancer Clues

2012-09-25

The first comprehensive genetic analysis of breast cancer is reshaping our understanding of the disease, pointing the way to a cure. We'll get the latest.…

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Rethinking East And West

2012-09-24

Pankaj Mishra with a big new take on how Asia sees the world and the West now.…

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A New Low For Arctic Ice

2012-09-24

This summer, the Arctic ice cap shrank--melted-- to an all-time tiny size. Half what it was in 1980. The planet is changing. We explore.…

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Nature's Symphony

2012-03-15
Length: 47s

Nature speaks. We'll hear a symphony of natural sound. Growls and gurgles, wind and water, wolf and jaguar, glaciers on the move.…

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Austerity vs. Stimulus

2012-03-15
Length: 47s

With David Cameron, British Prime Minister in the States this week, we'll compare how the U.S. and U.K. have tackled economic crisis. Austerity versus stimulus.…

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The Music And Mission Of James Brown

2012-03-14
Length: 47s

A new look at the music and mission of the Godfather of Soul--James Brown.…

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How To Leave Afghanistan

2012-03-14
Length: 47s

How to get out of Afghanistan, without leaving a catastrophe behind. The pressure is rising.…

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Household Cancer Hazards

2012-03-13
Length: 47s

A new study warns of unlabeled and potentially cancer-causing chemicals in many everyday products. We'll investigate.…

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The End Of America As We Know It?

2012-03-13
Length: 47s

Republican candidates on the stump are saying the America they love is on the line. Writer Jonathan Chait says they might be right.…

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The Case For Targeted Killing

2012-03-12
Length: 47s

Attorney General Eric Holder makes the Obama case for targeted killing. A top Bush lawyer and the head of the ACLU debate it with us.…

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The Age Of Apps

2012-03-12
Length: 47s

A new iPad and the avalanche of "apps," all over. We'll look at everyday life in the age of apps.…

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The Science Of Laughter

2012-03-09
Length: 47s

Giggles, chortles, twitters and full-on guffaws - we'll look at the science of laughter. We need it!…

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Week In The News: Syria, Super Tuesday, Solar Flares

2012-03-09
Length: 47s

Romney rolls on. Obama hits "loose talk" of war. McCain calls for Syria intervention. Peyton moves on. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Galactic

2012-03-08
Length: 47s

New Orleans funk sensation Galactic brings the sound of Brazil to the Big Easy. We'll listen.…

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A Sexual Counter-Revolution?

2012-03-08
Length: 47s

Historian Nancy Cohen says Rush Limbaugh is just the tip of the iceberg, that there's a sexual counterrevolution out there that wants women barefoot and pregnant again.…

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Young Homeowners

2012-03-07
Length: 47s

Home prices are down. Mortgage rates, rock bottom. If you're young in America, does it, will it, make sense to buy a home?…

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The GOP Race After Super Tuesday

2012-03-07
Length: 47s

The verdict of Super Tuesday. 10 states. More than 400 Republican delegates, and how they fall.…

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Composer Philip Glass

2012-03-06
Length: 47s

The remarkable composer Philip Glass joins us. We'll listen from "Einstein on the Beach" to his latest "Symphony No. 9."…

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Weighing The Iranian Threat

2012-03-06
Length: 47s

Israel, the U.S., and the clash of two different threat assessments on Iran and war. Which way will this go?…

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The Shape-Shifting Future Of Films

2012-03-05
Length: 47s

The special effects wizard behind Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Tree of Life, and more, on the shape-shifting future of the movies.…

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Lessons From Fukushima

2012-03-05
Length: 47s

Yoichi Funabashi, the man who led Japan's top investigation into the Fukushima nuclear disaster gives us the inside story on a national tragedy.…

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A New Age Of Reformation

2012-03-02
Length: 45s

Church historian Diana Butler Bass says a new reformation may be leaving religion behind.…

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Week In The News: Afghanistan Erupts, Romney Survives, Iran Strike Debated

2012-03-02
Length: 47s

Romney lives. Deadly allies in Afghanistan. More war talk on Iran. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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A History Of Caroling

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From pagan days and drinking halls to high church and holiness, we're looking at the history of the Christmas carol.…

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Week In The News: North Korea, Payroll Tax, Trouble In Iraq

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A new leader in North Korea. Payroll tax gridlock and movement. A wave of bombings in the new Iraq. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Secret Science

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Laboratory-bred bird flu. The government says the research has to stay under wraps and away from terrorists. We'll look at secret science.…

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The Arab Spring In Winter

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2011 was the year of "the Arab Spring." As the year ends, we ask where it really stands.…

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Holiday Season Survival

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The holidays mean lots of food, family, and, sometimes drama. We'll talk holiday season survival.…

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Unemployed Veterans

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Military veterans, back from Iraq and Afghanistan, who can't find jobs. We'll look at the challenge, and what it means to serve your country and then not find work.…

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Vaclav Havel: Artist And Freedom Fighter

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The politics, life and vision of the great Vaclav Havel, artist and freedom fighter.…

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The Unmanned Air Force

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American drones are everywhere -down and on display in Tehran, for sale to our allies, even doing law enforcement in the USA. We look at drone proliferation.…

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Consumer Reports At 75

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75 years of Consumer Reports. We'll talk to the editor-in-chief, and take your questions.…

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What's Next For North Korea

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Death of a dictator. North Korea's Kim Jong Il is dead. We'll look at what's ahead for his country and the world.…

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The World Of Tintin

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World traveler; boy wonder; Tintin hits theaters next week in Steven Spielberg's big production. We'll crack open the classic Adventures of Tintin.…

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Week In The News: Iraq War Ends, Europe Wobbles, Congress Frozen

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War ends in Iraq. Standoff in Congress. Americans don't marry. Europe wobbles on. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Best Books Of 2011

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From time travel to the Amazon to Catherine the Great to new Murakami, we'll look at the best books of 2011.…

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The Iraq War Ends

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The Iraq war and America. After almost nine years, the troops are nearly home. We'll weigh the war.…

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Jorge Castaneda On The U.S. Middle Class

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Mexico's Jorge Castaneda says the U.S. risks destroying its middle class and becoming more like Latin America has been.…

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'All-American Muslim' Under Fire

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TV's "All-American Muslim" becomes a show under fire as it shows Muslim-Americans living the mainstream life. We'll ask why.…

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Quarterback Tim Tebow

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NFL quarterback Tim Tebow wins games and talks gospel. We'll talk prayer, positive thinking and football.…

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An In-Depth Look At Ron Paul

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Ron Paul 2012 Contender? Spoiler? Hero? Or Not? We'll look at this singular GOP candidate.…

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Life And Legacy Of Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz

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The magnificent, wild and difficult genius of violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz. A new documentary takes us in.…

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The Lessons Of MF Global

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How do you misplace 1.2 billion and lose billions more, Jon Corzine and the lessons of the MF Global collapse.…

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Coffee's New Play For Your Taste Buds

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American tastes in coffee. Java. Joe. Dark roast. Light roast. And the battle for American taste buds.…

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Week In The News: Santorum Wins Big, Syria Aflame, Mortgage Settlement Reached

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Rick Santorum's triple play. Syrians under fire. Gay marriage moves. Obama, insurance, and Catholics. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Super PACs And Big Money In Politics

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Republican super PACs and billionaires are pouring millions into American politics. Now team Obama has joined the fray. We'll look at giant money and the vote.…

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A Python Invasion And The Future Of The Everglades

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Burmese pythons, slithering all over the Florida Everglades. We'll get up close with the cost of the python takeover.…

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Debating An Economic Recovery

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We are so ready for economic recovery. But doomsayers are still warning of doom, and soon. We'll get that view, and the sunny side.…

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The World Of Dog Shows

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With Westminster this week, we'll look at the rarefied world of show dogs.…

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Week In The News: Santorum Surges, China Visit, Iran Tensions

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Santorum surges. Iran, and Israel - tit for tat. China comes calling. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Hacking America's Future

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Chinese hackers and American R&D. Is this country's future being stolen?…

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The Beatbox Cellist

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A young music prodigy fuses cello and beat-boxing to create a new art form. We'll talk with the amazing Kevin Olusola.…

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Examining Rick Santorum

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Rick Santorum now ties or leads Mitt Romney in national polls. Is he the anti-Romney, the anti-Obama? We'll look at "Mr. Faith and Family."…

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The Wisdom Of The Kama Sutra

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A new translation of the Kama Sutra. We'll talk sex, ancient wisdom, and how to live right.…

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Charles Murray On White America

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America's coming apart around money and morals, says Charles Murray. He's sparked a great debate about why. We'll hear it.…

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Humans And Whales

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Once monsters, now majesties - we go deep with the history of humans and whales.…

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Women On The Front Lines

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We'll look at the Pentagon's announcement that American women will move closer to combat roles on the front lines of war.…

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Regulating Sugar

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Sugar, under the gun. It's making us fat. Making us sick. Is it time to regulate sugar? Mark Bittman joins us.…

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Will Innovation Save Us?

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X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis says innovation will save us and "The Future Is Better Than You Think."…

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The Meaning Of Michigan

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Mitt Romney wins Arizona and Michigan as the Republican primary race rolls on. What now?…

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The Great War Reexamined

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Our own Jack Beatty joins us on the Great War, the war to end all wars, the First World War, and how it all could have been different.…

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The Reality Of Online Shopping

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Online shopping. We point, click, and buy. Then what happens? We'll investigate.…

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The MythBusters

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Could a penny dropped form the Empire State Building kill you? MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are with us.…

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Police Spying On Mosques

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Blanket surveillance of Muslims has landed the NYPD in hot water. We'll investigate.…

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Singer-Songwriter Ana?s Mitchell

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Singer-songwriter Ana?s Mitchell — her new album: Young Man in America.…

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Week In The News: GOP Debate, Greek Deal, Qurans Burned

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Romney and Santorum go at it. Quran burning in Afghanistan. A debt deal for Greece. The weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Undefeated

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The Oscar-winning tale of an inner city football team that transcends what you know about sports story-telling.…

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Freddie Bets Against Homeowners

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Freddie Mac bets billions against American homeowners. It's shocking. What should we learn here?…

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How To Cut The Cost Of College

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American universities. The cost of college. And how to rein it in.…

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A New Take On The Arab Spring

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A whole new take on the Arab Spring and how it happened from Al Jazeera's top analyst Marwan Bishara…

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Google, Facebook And Your Privacy

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We're talking about Google and Facebook and your privacy. The rules are changing. They say it's great for you - but is it?…

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Florida And Beyond

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Mitt Romney wins in the Sunshine State. We'll break down the primary results and ask - what's next for the GOP?…

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The Declining Superpower?

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Is American decline exaggerated? It's a hot topic, again. We'll hear the debate.…

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Live From The Sundance Film Festival

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From the Sundance Film Festival, stories of complicated relationships--and hard times.…

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Verdi And Wagner

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The opera "therapist," the opera "terrorist." Two greats. We'll listen in with critic Peter Conrad.…

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Riffing On Disgust

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We hope that all of our shows make you think. But for one of our listeners named Meg, our hour on the science of disgust with author Rachael Herz proved especially provocative.…

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In School Until Age 18

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Raising America's high school drop out age to 18. No exceptions. Is this the magic bullet to help kids from slipping through the cracks?…

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The Breathtaking Power And Beauty Of The Sun

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The science, destruction, and beauty of the solar storm that's been blasting earth---from the breathtaking Aurora Borealis to future exploration of the sun itself.…

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Week In The News: The State Of The Union, The GOP Race, SEAL Team 6

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Romney-Gingrich, neck and neck in Florida. Obama kicks off his own campaign. SEAL Team 6 back at work, in Somalia. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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Does America Have The Juice?

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American Energy. President Obama says we're going to become an energy power again. Is he right? And how clean can the energy be?…

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Yuck! The Science Of Disgust

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From spoiled milk to monkey brains - and worse. What revolts us and why? We'll take on the science of disgust.…

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State Of The Union And The Road Ahead

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The State of the Union. We'll look at President Obama's blueprint for the country and staying in the White House.…

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Does America Have The Juice?

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American Energy. President Obama says we're going to become an energy power again. Is he right? And how clean can the energy be?…

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Striking Iran's Nuclear Program

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There's a hot debate on right now over U.S. military action against Iran's nuclear program. High stakes. We'll tune in.…

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The Digital Future Of Textbooks

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The revolution brewing in your child's backpack. One little computer tablet may soon replace all those big old textbooks.…

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Striking Iran's Nuclear Program

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The Year Of The Dragon

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The Year of the Dragon is upon us. We'll look at China's ancient astrology and its very real world modern impact on Chinese New Year.…

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Bringing Up Baby

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No two countries do it alike. The French have their own rules. We'll look at bringing up baby around the world.…

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Crisis In Syria

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The body count surges in Syria. The US closes its embassy. Russia and China have the West fuming over their UN veto. Where is this headed?…

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Leonardo Da Vinci And Humanism's Blueprint

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Leonardo da Vinci and the most famous drawing in history. His Vitruvian Man, arms and legs outstretched in a circle. Leonardo's vision of the world.…

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Komen, Planned Parenthood And Women's Health

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Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood. A reversal and what's going on with women's health?…

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Don Cornelius: The Soul Of Soul Train

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We'll remember the soul of Soul Train.…

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Week In The News: Komen Cuts Funding, Egypt's Riot, Romney Wins Florida

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Romney wins Florida - dings the poor. Komen breaks ties with Planned Parenthood. Facebook looks for the giant IPO. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.…

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