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Friday, January 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

US sailors and Iran. Obama’s last State of the Union. Nikki Haley shakes it up. Terror in Jakarta and Istanbul. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
A triptych of signs promoting different aspects of a universal basic income, or UBI, in an unidentified public space in the United Kingdom. (Flickr / Russell Shaw Higgs)

The case for and against a government -guaranteed basic income. It’s got traction from unexpected quarters. We’ll hear the debate.

 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | 11:00 AM
A man buys Powerball tickets at a convenience store in Lancaster, Pa., Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The Powerball jackpot has grown to over 1 billion dollars. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Powerball fever. Against all odds, we’re lining up to take it all home. Are we crazy? We’ll look at the power of some big, big numbers.

 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 10:00 AM
The Rev. Noel Andersen, center, from the Church World Service, condemns the alleged raids of Central American families with final order of deportation, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the headquarters of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. Religious leaders and pro-immigration activists demanded president Barack Obama to stop the alleged raids. (AP Photo/Edwin Tamara)

With a new surge in border crossings, the Obama administration has launched a big crackdown. Raids, arrest, deportations. And a big outcry.

 
Friday, January 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Officers from the Korea Meteorological Administration point at the epicenter of seismic waves in North Korea, at the National Earthquake and Volcano Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

President Obama on guns. China’s stock market turmoil. Armed takeover in Oregon. North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A woman stands on a car during a party in the street in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

We look back on 2015. Same -sex marriage. ISIS. Campus protests. A campaign like no other. The big news issues of 2015, and where they’re headed.

 
Monday, December 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A Colorado Springs, CO suburban development is typical residence for the American Middle Class, which is no longer a majority of the U.S. population. (David Shankbone / WikiCommons)

A big report shows the US is no longer a majority middle class country. We’ll look at the implications, and how that could be turned around.

 
Friday, December 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey said the two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The deep story in San Bernardino. Donald J. Trump and Muslims. Hard climate decisions in Paris. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Opposition leaders, from left to right, Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Freddy Guevara, of the Voluntad Popular party, Jesus Torrealba, head of the Democratic Unity Movement (MUD) party and deputy Julio Borges celebrate in Caracas, Venezuela, early Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)

Upheaval in Venezuela, as the leftist party founded by Hugo Chavez takes a beating at the polls. We’ll get the full Venezuela story. Plus: the French far-right comes out on top in regional elections.

 
Monday, December 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Members of United Steelworkers Local 1196 in Brackenridge, Penn. stage a protest outside of a Allegheny Technologies plant. Company employees from the United Steelworkers in six states have been engaged in an lockout struggle over benefits and healthcare since August. 2015. (Courtesy United Steelworkers)

Twenty two-hundred union steelworkers in six states locked out since August. We’ll look at the last-stand showdown, and the future of work and wages in this country.

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May 5, 2016
Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Detroit Public Schools transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools. Detroit's schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. The state earlier gave the district $48.7 million in emergency funding to keep it open through June 30 as the Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fixing Michigan- from Flint’s water crisis to failing schools in Detroit. Are state takeovers the answers or the problem?

May 5, 2016
BEING CHARLIE Common and Nick Robinson Photo by Fred Hayes (PALADIN Release)

Director and actor Rob Reiner and his son, Nick, get personal in their new film “Being Charlie,” which takes on his son’s drug addiction.

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May 4, 2016
Leslie Stahl with her grandchild Jordan. (Courtesy: Leslie Stahl)

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

 
May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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