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Week In The News: California Mudslides, Breitbart Says 'Bye' To Bannon, Immigration Raids

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:46pm
Deadly California mudslides. 7-Eleven immigration raids. Bannon out at Breitbart. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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Highlights From Our Conversation About 'Oprah 2020'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:12pm
From listeners asking us "whether we had learned anything from Donald Trump?" to others saying they "#hoprah" she runs, there was plenty to say about a future candidate Winfrey.
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Trump Pledges To Boost Farmers And Rural America

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:57pm
President Trump lays out his plan to boost agriculture and prosperity in rural America. What’s at stake is more than a hill of beans.
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President Oprah? Golden Globes Speech Fuels Speculation

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:19pm
A speech at the Golden Globes by Oprah Winfrey leads to speculation that she might run for president.
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America's Growing Teacher Shortage

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:01pm
America has a teacher shortage that’s expected to keep growing. Do the solutions short-change American students?
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Does Artificial Intelligence Need A Code Of Ethics?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:00pm
Artificial Intelligence…do you worry, or welcome a world where our machines don’t need us?
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‘This Country Is Now My Home,’ Says Salvadoran Who Will Lose Protected Status

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 3:28pm
Salvadoran immigrant Irma Flores might have to leave the United States when her immigration status expires in 2019, but that doesn’t change one basic fact.
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200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave U.S. After Trump Order — Now What?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:31pm
The Trump Administration rules that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans must leave the country or be deported. Now what?
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Cities Are Sending Homeless People Out Of Towns On Buses

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 6:24pm
Homelessness in America is rising. More and more cities are putting their homeless on buses with one-way tickets out of town. We’ll dig in.
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Psychiatrist: Trump Shows Signs Of 'Unraveling'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:00pm
A psychiatrist who edited a provocative book about President Donald Trump’s mental health said Monday that there were signs he was “unraveling” as pressure from the Russia probe increases on his administration.
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President Trump's Mental Health In The Spotlight

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:23pm
The growing speculation about President Trump’s mental and emotional well-being.
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As States Legalize Weed, Feds Eye Crackdown

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:14pm
Pot in America now—California legalizes recreational marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions changes federal policy. We'll read the smoke signals.
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Jonathan Franzen On Getting People To Care About The Environment: Show Them Birds

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:36pm
One good way to help the environment is simply to expose people to the world of birds, the novelist and essayist Jonathan Franzen said Friday on the NPR show On Point.
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Week In The News: Trump's 'Nuclear Button,' Bannon Feud, Iran Protests

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:01pm
Trump and Bannon feud. Manafort sues. Iran protests. Hot talk about nuclear buttons. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Why Birds Matter In 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:48pm
Novelist and birding enthusiast Jonathan Franzen joins us to talk about the beauty, wonder and threats facing the world’s birds.
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Winter Weather Wallops U.S. — What's Mother Nature's Message?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:09pm
Frostbitten Florida, snowy South Carolina, sub-zero New England—we’ll look at the big freeze and Mother Nature’s message.
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Surge In Foster Children Amid Opioid Crisis

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:54pm
What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? A surge in foster children. Opioids and the crisis in foster care.
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Medicare, Infrastructure, Immigration On Congress's 2018 Agenda

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:11pm
Big-ticket items face Congress this year. Immigration. Infrastructure. Entitlement reform. We’ll look at the most pressing issues on the Congressional docket.
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Author Ann Patchett's Year Of No Shopping

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:05pm
rethinking what we need versus what we want. Author Ann Patchett took up the challenge.
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Global Affairs In 2018

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 6:53pm
From war to peace, from worry to hope. We take stock of where we are now and where we may be headed in 2018.
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