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One Year Of Mueller

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:01am
The Mueller investigation hits the one-year mark. We'll discuss what we know and what’s to come.
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Exploring The World Of Psychedelics With Michael Pollan

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:00am
Writer Michael Pollan turns his attention to psychedelic mushrooms and the new science of psychedelics. He joins us.
Categories: Syndicated

Students, Parents And Suicide: What's The Role Of The University?

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:01am
When a college student is in crisis, does the school have a legal and moral obligation to tell the parents?
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The 'Last Cowboys' Of The New American West

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:00am
Behind the most successful rodeo family in history is a story of grit, family, and faith. Meet “The Last Cowboys."
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Michael Bloomberg At Rice University Commencement: 'Honesty Matters'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:12am
Bloomberg said the greatest threat to American democracy is "our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party and in pursuit of power."
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The Week Ahead In World Affairs

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters open their notebooks and look ahead to the week in Washington and around the globe.
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The Fallows Take Us On A Journey Through America

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:00am
A 100-thousand mile journey across America in a single prop plane. Writers James and Deborah Fallows found a country busy remaking itself. They join us.
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Our Team Tried To Guess The Amount Of Calories In Our Lunches. Here's What We Found

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:00pm
When calorie counts aren't given to you, is it easy to estimate? Our staff gave it a shot.
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The Week In The News: Iran Deal, Haspel's CIA Hearing, Halting At The Border

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:01am
Trump scraps nuclear deal. High stakes CIA hearing. Jeff Sessions calls for Zero tolerance at the border. The news roundtable dives in.
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The Complexities Behind Domestic Violence

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:00am
Why do women go back to men who hit them? One woman tells her story in the week New York’s Attorney General is forced to resign.
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There's A Job For You: As Labor Market Grows, Where Is It Heading?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:01am
If current trends continue, there will be more than one job opening for every unemployed person in the U.S. We'll look behind the numbers.
Categories: Syndicated

Former Ambassador Michael McFaul On Russia, The U.S. & The World

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:00am
An American in Russia. Former Ambassador Michael McFaul tells his story about living there, and shares his take on world affairs, now.
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When Robots Cook Your Food

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:55am
Writer Devra First had her lunch cooked by robots. And she liked it. We'll talk to her about the tangled web of technology and humanity -- in the kitchen.
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Takeaways From The First Big Day Of Primaries

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:42am
The first major Senate primaries kicked off last night. We'll get the big takeaways from the results.
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Trump Withdraws From The Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:01am
Reaction from Washington and around the world to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
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Calorie Counts And Chain Restaurant Menus

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:00am
Calorie counts are now required by law on menus of all restaurants with 20 or more locations. Will that help trim America’s expanding waistlines and lead to healthier eating?
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Nicholas Kristof On What The Media Is Missing While It's Covering Trump

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:01am
With Trump getting all the headlines, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says other important issues at home and abroad are ignored. He joins us.
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Gina Haspel, Trump's Controversial Nominee To Head The CIA

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00am
We'll discuss Gina Haspel's nomination to head the CIA in advance of her confirmation hearing, which is set for Wednesday.
Categories: Syndicated

The Sinkhole Surge In Florida

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00am
After last fall's Hurricane Irma, the number of sinkholes in Florida is on the rise.
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The Eruption In Hawaii And The Science Of Volcanoes

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00am
We’ll look at the science of volcanoes, after the big eruption in Hawaii.
Categories: Syndicated