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Hour 1
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., third right, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, leading a delegation of U.S. lawmakers, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third left, at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP)

TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is headed onto the fast track for a vote now. We’ll look at the big trade-pact and big debate around it. Plus, the latest on the boat migrant crisis in Europe.

Hour 2
The cover of Kate Boldick's new book, "Spinster: Making A Life Of One's Own." (Crown Publishing)

With over 50% of American women unmarried— we’ll look at the push to reclaim the word “spinster” – to be single and proud of it.

 
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Apr 20, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

 
Apr 20, 2015
A member of a bomb squad pulls something off of a small helicopter and throws it after a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  A Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. (AP)

We’ll take up the gyrocopter pilot’s complaint. Big money politics in America, on the road to 2016. And what to do about it.

 
Apr 17, 2015
The members of all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache (Courtesy the Artist).

An all-female band takes mariachi to old places and new. We’ll talk with the women of Flor de Toloache.

 
Apr 17, 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters as his wife Jeanette joins him on stage, after he announced that he will be running for the Republican presidential nomination, during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP)

Hillary and Rubio, in for 2016. Congress, in on the Iran Deal. And a Gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Apr 16, 2015
A Northrop Grumman unnamed X-47B UCAS at its unveiling. (Courtesy  Northrop Grumman )

Lethal weapons – killer robots – are coming. Now the UN is looking at how to respond. We’ll get the latest.

 
Apr 16, 2015
In this May 23, 2014 photo, Colleen Jankovich works with her 11-year-old autistic son, Matthew, who is non-verbal and requires 24/7 care, in Omaha,  (AP)

You don’t outgrow autism. But a wave of autistic children is growing into adulthood. What’s going to happen then?

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Jul 24, 2014
Former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton made her long-assumed campaign for President official last week. We last talked to the now-candidate in summer 2014. [Listen Back]
 
Aug 7, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the second major candidate in the 2016 presidential race to formally announce a bid. The Senator last joined us in 2013. [Listen Back]
 
Jul 12, 2011
The mega-popular HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" is back on air this month. Get ready for the ongoing Sunday evening struggle with our 2011 interview with author George R.R. Martin. [Listen Back]
 
Feb 18, 2014
Elizabeth Kolbert, a New Yorker staff writer and author of "The Sixth Extinction," won the non-fiction 2015 Pulitzer Prize for that book. She joined us last year to talk about her reporting. [Listen Back]
 
Jul 8, 2009
The Catholic Church has formally -- and rather unexpectedly -- ended its controversial review of American nuns. It's been in place since 2012, and we looked at the beginnings of the review in 2009. [Listen Back]
 
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Three LIVE Tracks From Flor De Toloache
Friday, April 17, 2015

Fantastic live tracks from the amazing women of Flor de Toloache.

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Our Week In The Web: April 17, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015

Interactions on Facebook, campaign time begins and a truck full of bees.

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Parents Speak Out On Autism Care ‘Cliff’
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stories of autism care for adults from our callers and, maybe, from you, too.

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(Un)Happy Tax Day 2015!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Celebrate filling your taxes today (or last week, or last month, etc.) with a few of our many hours on tax policy, tax season and tax dodging.

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