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A figure made of boxes holds a message to employees from CEO Jeff Bezos at the Amazon San Bernardino Fulfillment Center, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. in San Bernardino, Calif.  (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Do you recognize the workplace conditions described in a recent New York Times piece on Amazon? We want to hear from you!

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, takes a photo with his kids Grace and William in front of a cow made of butter at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP)
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015

Butter cows in Iowa, internal site redesign in Boston. It sure feels like a Friday around here.

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Production crew members work a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, August 7, 2015

You like to find out how to listen to our show and we want to figure out how to help you do that in an easier fashion.

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In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama jokes with the media during a tour of Faffa Food in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, which concluded Tuesday July 28, 2015, was marked by stirring images of throngs of thousands coming out to cheer the motorcade for this first visit by a sitting American president. (AP)
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

A regular reminder that RTs are not endorsements, links have specific authorship and patience is a virtue.

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Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at Cecil's Cafe, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on with fake dollars note flying around him thrown by a protester during a press conference at the football's world body. (Reuters)
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

You all really, really love to listen to our week in the news segments (that’s great) and we wonder why. Plus: Alex Trebek can’t really sing, in case you were wondering.

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Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The unnerving roadside arrest tapes of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman pulled over in Texas and later found dead in her jail cell.

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This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows one of Pluto's five moons, Hydra, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) by 20 miles (33 kilometers) wide, made by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015

Can you believe we sent a camera all the way out to Pluto and the only picture they sent back of one of Pluto’s moons was this blurry smudge? Also, we talk about digital authorship.

Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman" is released in the hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, in Monroeville, AL, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

While the recent publication of Harper Lee’s “long-lost” companion novel, “Go Set A Watchman,” has raised concerns about the author’s involvement, a longtime friend told us Lee was ready for the story to be told.

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Oct 9, 2015
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.

Oct 9, 2015
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.

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Rep. Daniel Webster: ‘I’m Gonna Sell This Message’
Tuesday, Oct 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, Oct 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, Oct 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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