Hour 1
A manhole begins to spill over with floodwaters as high tide approaches at Dorchester Road at Sawmill Branch Canal in Summerville, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  (AP)

Russia goes big in Syria. The US hits a hospital in Kunduz. Hillary flips on the TPP. An epic flood in South Carolina. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, Devlin D'Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works on his laptop at the company's offices in Boston. (AP)

Fantasy football scandal, and the wild, booming betting world of fantasy sports.

Oct 8, 2015
US singer Patti Smith performs during the Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday, Aug.15, 2015.  (AP)

Iconic rocker, poet of punk, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith joins us to talk about her new memoir, “M Train”.

Oct 8, 2015
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, local newspapers show stories about the controversial strategy to bail the government out of a financial hole, at a restaurant along Seven Mile Beach on the outskirts of George Town on the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands have lost some of their allure by abruptly proposing what amounts to an income tax on expatriate workers who have helped build the territory into one of the most famous or, for some people, notorious offshore banking centers that have tax advantages for foreign investment operations. (AP)

Trillions of dollars are now stashed in protected tax havens around the world, leaving societies’ bills to those at home. We’ll dig in.

Oct 7, 2015
Students in the new documentary film "Beyond Measure" take part in a project-based learning activity with their peers. (Courtesy the Filmmakers)

Arne Duncan’s headed out as U.S. Education Secretary. What’s next for America’s school kids?

Oct 7, 2015
The Doctors Without Borders trauma center is seen in flames, after explosions near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. Doctors Without Borders announced that the death toll from the bombing of the group's Kunduz hospital compound has risen to at least 16, including 3 children and that tens are missing after the explosions that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.  (AP)

The U.S. airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan faces tough questions from Congress. We’re looking for what really happened.

Oct 6, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, browses a picture collage of her daughter at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose. (AP)

American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?

Oct 6, 2015
Eric Baker, co-owner of the Mo Money Pawn Shop, poses for a photo at the shop Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP)

American gun policy front and center in the 2016 campaigns after the shootings in Oregon. We’ll look at who stands where on guns.

May 27, 2015
The ethics committee of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, is moving to formally to suspend its embattled President Sepp Blatter and other leaders for 90 years as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. We looked at the FBI's investigation of FIFA in May. [Listen Back]
Aug 8, 2014
While more and more college athletes and advocates have been calling for student athlete pay, a recent ruling from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals suggests the NCAA won't have to pay beyond full tuition. We looked at the case last summer. [Listen Back]
Dec 11, 2014
Life on Mars? Why not? With the news that running liquid water has been discovered on the surface of the Red Planet, and the recent release of the film version of "The Martian," why not listen back to our hour on human life on Mars? [Listen Back]
Nov 1, 2013
During a Washington, DC Catholic Mass, Pope Francis formally canonized California founding figure Junipero Serra. We looked at the legacy of the 'Imperial Priest' in early America. [Listen Back]
Aug 6, 2015
The Broadway musical "Amazing Grace" -- which tells the remarkable true story behind the classic song's origins -- announced it will close in New York City on October 25. We looked at the music and message back in August. [Listen Back]
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Rep. Daniel Webster: ‘I’m Gonna Sell This Message’
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his retirement and resignation from his position last month, it surprised both his Party and the Washington political establishment.

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Our Week In The Web: October 2, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015

We say hello again to our email address (since so many of you did this week) and goodbye to the Log Lady.

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Interview With Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Count Me As A Radical’
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making waves in the 2016 Presidential race, and he joined us today from the US Capitol to explain how his campaign message is connecting with voters around the country.

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