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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP)

The co-pilot and the plane in the Alps? Ted Cruz announces 2016 bid. Heinz buys Kraft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This June 11, 2014 file photo shows Facebook's "like" symbol at the entrance to the company's campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to send their friends money using the social network’s Messenger app, the company announced Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP)

“Tap and pay”: mobile money, peer-to-peer, all over now. SnapChat, Venmo, now Facebook Messenger. We’ll look at security and the new anthropology of digital money.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, shows the way to the guests who attended the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP)

Is America now its own worst enemy? Blowing a future that should be good? Harvard’s Joseph Nye and the New Yorker’s John Cassidy join us.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Jan. 5, 2015, photo, dozens of people rally in Santa Fe, N.M., as the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission considers a proposal that calls for shutting down part of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station.  (AP)

The new battle over American coal, before the Supreme Court and beyond.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken on Friday, March 20, 2015, militiamen loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ride on an army vehicle on a street in Aden, Yemen. (AP)

Yemen on the brink. US Special Operations forces have pulled out. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are leaning in. A counter-terrorism vacuum looms. We’ll go there.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote during Israel's parliamentary elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015. His Likud party would go on to win the most seats in a divided Israeli legislature, virtually guaranteeing the controversial leader a fourth term in office. (AP)

Netanyahu’s controversial victory. The GOP budget. Museum massacre in Tunisia. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Demonstrators hold a Brazilian flag and a sign that reads in Portuguese "Military intervention now!" during a march demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP)

South America in turmoil. Brazil. Argentina. Venezuela and more. Going volatile right now. We’ll ask why.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

You asked, Laurence Kotlikoff answered — your Social Security questions detailed in brief.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A man looks at an exchange rate board in Paris, Friday, March 6, 2015. The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a couple of times in its 16-year existence, trading 1-to-1 with the dollar.  (A)

The almighty dollar. It is at big highs right now against currencies all over the world. We’ll look at why, and what it means for the US economy.

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Monday, March 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Windie Lazenko, founder and CEO of 4her ND, is a former sex worker who now leads efforts to help women in the trade break out of the business. (4her ND / AP)

A former prostitute is trying to help young women escape the sex trade in the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota. We’ll talk to her, and look at the big picture of sex trafficking in the USA.

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May 6, 2015
An armed police officer stands guard on a road near the Curtis Culwell Center where a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad was held Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Garland, Texas. The contest was put on lockdown Sunday night and attendees were being evacuated after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. (AP)

An art show featuring cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. Two would-be killers gunned down. Free speech – hate speech – where’s the line?

May 6, 2015
Students at Reed College in Portland, Ore. burn their senior thesis in the college's annual Renn Fayre, shown here in May 2014. (Reed College)

It’s that time of year – when tired college seniors across the country turn in their theses. We’ve got a great group sharing their labors of love.

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May 5, 2015
One of the main characters in Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See" spends part of her childhood in the Paris Museum of Natural History (WikiCommons)

Anthony Doerr just won the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book “All the Light We Cannot See.” He joins us.

 
May 5, 2015
raqi security forces and allied Shiite militiamen prepare to attack Islamic State extremists in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  (AP)

Fresh upheaval in Iraq. Millions now displaced. Warnings of crisis and worse to come.

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Our Week In The Web: May 01, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015

What happens when we change show topics last minute, and also what happens when a New York Times headline seems to accuse Kristie Alley of being responsible for the infamous George Washington Bridge lane closures.

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How To Help The Survivors Of Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake
Friday, May 1, 2015

Where and how to contribute aid to the relief effort in Nepal.

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Your Favorite Musical Memories Of Rain
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

When we say ‘rain,’ you say ‘…?’ (Here’s what you really said when we said ‘rain.’)

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