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When Algorithms Replace Tastemakers

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:00am
How does machine learning influence what we watch, wear and listen to?
Categories: Syndicated

Peter Thiel's Palantir Is A Data-Mining Machine

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:46am
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's Palantir is the next name in data mining and surveillance that you need to know. We'll explore the company's recent activity.
Categories: Syndicated

Overhauling Digital Privacy In The EU

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:01am
The European Union is getting ready to enact sweeping new digital privacy laws. Facebook says it’s going comply. Is what’s good for Europe good for the U.S.?
Categories: Syndicated

'God Save Texas': Contradictions Of The Lone Star State

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:00am
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is "God Save Texas."
Categories: Syndicated

Supreme Court To Begin Hearing Trump Travel Ban Case

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:18am
Oral arguments in the Trump travel ban case begin Wednesday. We'll talk about what to expect.
Categories: Syndicated

Unpacking The DNC Lawsuit

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:01am
The Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks, alleging a conspiracy to influence the 2016 election. We'll take a look at what's inside the lawsuit.
Categories: Syndicated

How Clean Is Our Air?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
Two big reports on air pollution. One looks at the wold and the other zeroes in on California. We'll look at the big takeaways, and more.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: North Korea Talks, Comey Reveals, Starbucks Takes Heat

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:01am
Pompeo in North Korea. Comey takes on the Trump. Lessons from Starbucks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Categories: Syndicated

Kendrick Wins And Beyoncé Shines: A Historic Week For Black Musicians

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00am
Kendrick Lamar scores a Pulitzer. Beyoncé stuns us with her performance at Coachella. We'll talk about what a big week it's been for black musicians.
Categories: Syndicated

Sean Hannity And The Trump Presidency

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:01am
Questions about Fox News and Sean Hannity. We'll look at his deep ties to the president -- and his relationship with Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Categories: Syndicated

Cuba After Castro

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
It's the end of an era in Cuba, as President Raúl Castro steps down.
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Mike Pompeo Secretly Meets With Kim Jong Un

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:48am
The meeting happened over Easter weekend soon after Pompeo was nominated to be secretary of state.
Categories: Syndicated

Remembering Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:28am
We’ll remember the life of the plain-spoken former First Lady Barbara Bush, who died yesterday at age 92.
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Students Have Been Marching, But Will They Vote In November?

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:01am
After Parkland, are youth activists registering to vote? We’ll look at that and the new push to lower the voting age.
Categories: Syndicated

How We're 'Killing Ourselves To Live Longer'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:00am
Author Barbara Ehrenreich (ERIN- rike)) argues we are killing ourselves to live longer.
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Arrest Of 2 Black Men At Starbucks Sparks Protests

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:01am
Outrage grows over the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks. The CEO apologizes but the video has gone viral.
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Prepping For 'The Big One' And The Inevitability Of Natural Disasters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00am
How to prepare for the Big One. A seismologist looks at lessons from history—from as far back as Pompeii.
Categories: Syndicated

After The US Strikes Syria, What's Next

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:01am
After the airstrikes, is the US on a collision course with Russia? And, is a new kind of Cold War brewing?
Categories: Syndicated

James Comey Speaks Out

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00am
For the first time since being fired as FBI director, James Comey speaks out. We’ll unpack what his revelations could mean for the Trump presidency.
Categories: Syndicated

Children's Book By Marathon Bombing Survivors Celebrates A Very Good Dog Named 'Rescue'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:03am
Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing are with us -- along with their furry friend Rescue -- to talk about their new children's book.
Categories: Syndicated