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President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Nov 20, 2014
A shot from the AMC reality series, "Freakshow." (Jessica Brooks / AMC)

From TV to Broadway, circus sideshows — freak shows — are having a big cultural moment. What’s the history behind the comeback?

 
Nov 20, 2014
In this file photo, Hillsborough Sheriff deputy patrols outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JP Morgan is one of several large financial institutions currently under investigation for alleged violation of Federal bankruptcy laws. (AP)

You’re supposed to have a clean slate after bankruptcy. But that’s not always true. We’ll ask what’s going on.

 
Nov 19, 2014
In a Friday, March 2, 2012 file photo, Donnie Dawson, 20, left, attends a youth advocacy group meeting at the Ruth Ellis Center, a drop-in shelter for LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender youth in Detroit. (AP)

Up to 40 percent of homeless young people are LGBTQ. We’ll hear their stories.

 
Nov 19, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Mosheh Twersky, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing Twersky and three others in the city's bloodiest attack in years. (AP)

New violence in Jerusalem. The building battle for the Holy City.

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May 8, 2014
The push for a formal Federal recognition of so-called Net Neutrality -- open access and fee-free Internet carry policies -- got a new boost. President Obama added his voice to those asking the Federal Communications Commission to treat the Internet like a utility. [Listen Back]
 
Sep 27, 2014
The legendary American director Mike Nichols -- of "The Graduate," "The Birdcage" and more -- has died at age 83. Listen back to our interview with the master creator last September. [Listen Back]
 
Nov 13, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged major automakers to extend a recent regional recall of vehicles with a faulty Takata airbag system to extend the recall nationwide. We looked at auto regulation last week. [Listen Back]
 
Jun 30, 2014
Author and former US Marine Public Affairs Officer Phil Klay has won the 2014 National Book Award for his short story collection, "Redeployment." He joined us in June to talk about the legacy of the Iraq War. [Listen Back]
 
May 21, 2014
New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Evan Osnos garnered top non-fiction honors at the National Book Awards for his book, "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China." He joined us earlier this year. [Listen Back]
 
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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, November 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, November 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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Our Week In The Web: November 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014

On why we tweet, what we like and a Miley Cyrus and “Serial” theme song mashup you never knew you needed.

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