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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 11:00 am
In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, University of Virginia students walk to fraternities at the start of rush week at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. (AP)

Hot on campus. Binge drinking. Sexual assault. Greek life trouble. And a lot of youthful courage. We’re checking in with college newspaper editors.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 10:00 am
This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo shows a McDonald's fast food restaurant sign in Chicago. McDonald's Corp. has tapped Steve Easterbrook as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Thompson, who has helmed the burger chain about two and a half years, the company announced Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP)

Mighty McDonald’s is in big trouble. Sales are plummeting. We look at the future of a fast food legend, and what Americans eat.

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Monday, February 2, 2015 | 11:00 am
Tenor and author Ian Bostridge. (Courtesy The Artist)

We’ll explore Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, or Winter Journey – the late great, strange song cycle with tenor Ian Bostridge. Plus: a fresh look at contemporary German pop music.

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Monday, February 2, 2015 | 10:00 am
Cystic fibrosis, shown here in a high resolution computed tomographic image, is one of the many conditions that personalized medicine advocates say could be revolutionized by the individually tailored treatment. (M-P Anthony, S Singham, B Soans, G Tyler / WikiCommons)

Precision medicine, tailored to your genes. President Obama announces a big push. We’ll take a look at the track record and potential. Plus: we’ll look at the growing measles outbreak around the United States.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 | 11:00 am
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 | 10:00 am
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 11:00 am
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 10:00 am
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 11:00 am
tasty

Did our sense of taste make us human? From evolution to culture, a new book explores the science and perception of flavor.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 10:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

The promise of free community college. What it might mean for our economy and our fraying social contract.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 11:00 am
As any ant knows, building a reliable team can be hard. (Flickr / Guildmn20)

From Silicon Valley to your office, some teams work better – and smarter – than others. We’ll look at the surprising reasons why.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 10:00 am
Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 | 11:00 am
Frederick Daniel Hardy's "Baby's Birthday" (1867) shows a typical Victorian English family at home.  (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 | 10:00 am
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | 11:00 am
People enter the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The jury selection process in the trial of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes began Tuesday, and is expected to take several weeks to a few months. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 in an Aurora movie theater in 2012 (AP)

The Marathon bombing, the Aurora movie theater shootings, and the challenges of picking an impartial jury.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | 10:00 am
A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between U.S. and Cuban officials, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP)

President Obama comes out swinging in his State of the Union. High level talks in Cuba. Japanese hostages. “American Sniper” controversy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 11:00 am
The cover of writer Ron Rash's new collection of short stories, "Something Rich and Strange." (Courtesy Harper Collins)

Appalachia now. Celebrated stories from coal country and beyond with writer Ron Rash. He joins us.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 10:00 am
Rebekah Monson, left, 34, and her partner of nine years, Andrea Vigil, right, 37, participate in a wedding ceremony at the marriage license bureau, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Miami. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel presided over Florida's first legally recognized same-sex marriages Monday afternoon. Still, most counties held off on official ceremonies until early Tuesday, when U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle's ruling that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional took effect in all 67 counties. (AP)

The Supreme Court may soon rule up or down on same-sex marriage for the whole nation. We’ll look at the legal battle shaping up before the high court.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 11:00 am
Helena Rubinstein holding one of her masks from the Ivory Coast, 1934. Photograph by George Maillard Kesslere.
Helena Rubinstein Foundation Archives, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library, Special Collections

Cosmetics pioneer Helena Rubinstein, and her story of women, beauty, wealth and power.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 10:00 am
President Barack Obama listens to applause as he arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, applaud in the background.  (AP)

The State of the Union. President Obama’s telling. His push. And the GOP reply.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 11:00 am
From left to right Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir with San Francisco Giants' Tim Flannery sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP)

The Grateful Dead, reuniting. We look at the long strange trip of one of the most successful bands in history.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 10:00 am
This Jan. 9, 2015, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn. President Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. (AP)

The president will propose new taxes on the very wealthy and tax breaks for the middle class. We’ll lay out the plan and the pushback.

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Monday, January 19, 2015 | 11:00 am
Lassana Bathily, center, talks with children prior to speeched from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo, at the Paris' city hall, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The government announced Thursday it would give citizenship to a Malian immigrant who saved several Jewish shoppers last week by hiding them in the kosher market’s basement before sneaking out to brief police on Coulibaly, the hostage-taker upstairs. (AP)

The New York Times’ Roger Cohen and Oxford University’s Tariq Ramadan on terrorism, Jews and Muslims in Europe, displacement, immigration and the way forward.

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Monday, January 19, 2015 | 10:00 am
Desiree Griffiths, 31, of Miami, holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter", with the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men recently killed by police, during a protest Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Miami.  (AP)

#BlackLivesMatter, “white privilege,” Michael Brown and Eric Garner. On MLK Day, we’ll talk truths about race-relations in America now.

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Friday, January 16, 2015 | 11:00 am
It's entirely possible that you have as much of a podcast addiction as Roscoe the Pug, pictured here. (Flickr / Zoomar)

The rise of the podcast. What’s hot, what’s out there and how they’re changing what’s in our ears.

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Friday, January 16, 2015 | 10:00 am
Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous, decorated by friends and colleagues of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, at the city hall of Montreuil, outside east of Paris, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP)

Paris terror attack fall out. Congress takes on Obama over immigration. Mitt Romney in 2016? Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 11:00 am
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs on day 1 of the 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on Friday November 1, 2013 in New Orleans Louisiana. Jazz improvisation is depends on the careful art of "not trying," as explained in "Trying Not To Try" by (AP)

The art and power of spontaneity, in ancient philosophy, in jazz, in everyday life. We’ll look at “Trying Not To Try,” the Chinese concept of “Wu-wei”, and the completely focused mental state of “flow.”

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 10:00 am
Pakistani Christians shout anti-government slogans during a rally to condemn killing of a Christian couple, in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Police in Pakistan said they have arrested as many as 45 Muslims in connection with the killing of the Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Quran. (AP)

Islam and blasphemy. What it is and how it’s used and abused, from Charlie Hebdo in France to Saudi Arabia and beyond.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 11:00 am
In this file photo, taken Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 at the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area near Fredericksburg, Texas, some free-tailed bats are shown in evening flight. (AP)

What bats can carry when they fly – measles, mumps, SARS, Ebola. We’ll get the latest.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 10:00 am
In this file photo, United States Military Academy cadets watch data on computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  (AP)

Cybersecurity reaches the Presidential address level. From the Pentagon to identity theft to your bank account. We’ll dig in.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 11:00 am
Congressman Steve Israel (D-MD) is also the author of a new satirical novel, "The Global War On Morris."  (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Congressman, now novelist, Steve Israel turns a satirical eye at Congress and the war on terror in his new book. He’s with us. Plus: could Mitt Romney really run for President a third time? And will Jeb Bush run, too?

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 10:00 am
People march as they protest for increased minimum wages near a McDonald's restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in the Little Havana area in Miami.  (AP)

Jobs numbers are up. Wages are not. It’s time for some serious thinking about how our economy is working. We’ll do it.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 | 11:00 am
The cast of the new movie "Selma," based on the historic 1965 march in support of voting rights in Selma, AL. (Paramount Pictures)

The new movie “Selma,” out this weekend. Its depiction, and your reaction, to civil rights on the march, from Selma to Montgomery.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 | 10:00 am
Smoke emanates from the entrance to a kosher market as security forces prepare to end a hostage situation, Paris, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. (AP)

The Paris attack and the new face of terror: small, soft targets. The coffee shop. The office. If this is it, what do we do?

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Friday, January 9, 2015 | 11:00 am
Pop artist Shamir is one of the musicians to watch in 2015. (Courtesy Shamir)

New year, new playlist. We’re listening to great new music for 2015.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 | 10:00 am
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP)

Paris terror attack. The GOP Congress versus Obama . The rift between NYPD and New York’s mayor. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 11:00 am
Supporters of immigration reform attend a rally in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, thanking President Obama for his executive action on illegal immigration. (AP)

American immigration reform. Executive orders. Pushback. And the Dreamer view.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 10:00 am
Demonstrators hold papers reading "I am Charlie", during a demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Three masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, Wednesday, killing 12 people, including its editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack. (AP)

The terror strike on the French satirical magazine in Paris. We’ll be on the ground with the latest details and the big picture.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | 11:00 am
An entrance sign near the quarters for guards at the U.S. military detention center at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, June 7, 2014. (AP)

Secret midnight flights and a flurry of prisoner releases. We’ll look at the new push to shut down the prison at Guantanamo.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | 10:00 am
Votes are taken for House Speaker during the opening session of the 114th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. (AP)

The new GOP-led Congress has Obamacare in its sights — what’s ahead for American health care and the Affordable Care Act?

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 11:00 am
In this file photo, Patton Oswalt performs in the comedy tent during Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (AP)

Comedian Patton Oswalt on his addiction to movie classics and his new memoir “Silver Screen Fiend.”

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 10:00 am
A sign shows the price of gasoline at a Shell station near downtown Detroit on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. AAA Michigan said that the average cost of self-serve unleaded gasoline in the state was $1.97 a gallon, the first time the price has fallen below $2 a gallon since March 2009 and down 9 cents since the beginning of the week.  (AP)

We take on the economic outlook for 2015. Oil is low. U.S. growth is high. The rest of the world, a little worrying.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 | 11:00 am
Cameron Dean shows off his beard, complete with its own set of Christmas decorations. (Courtesy Cameron Dean)

Men and beards. They are all over the place now. We’ll look at the amazing comeback and cultural meaning of the beard.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 | 10:00 am
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a New Year mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Vatican City Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.  (AP)

Pope Francis –”The Great Reformer” – just keeps shaking things up. We’ll take a closer look at the motivations of the Pontiff moving the Catholic Church and the world.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 | 11:00 am
The Angel of Grief monument in the Hill family plot in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, TX. (Flickr / Michael Schaffner)

When a loved one dies. Grief and comeback. It’s a universal story. Part of mine now. Maybe yours. We’ll look for wisdom.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 | 10:00 am
Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Dome during a press conference on the roof of the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington,Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, to announce the completion of the scaffolding and the start of the repairs for the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project.  (AP)

The year behind, the year ahead. Our weekly news roundtable, with Tom Ashbrook back live in the studio.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 | 11:00 am
From "Maria Bamford: the Special Special Special!"

Maria Bamford on her comedy, mental illness, parents and pugs.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 | 10:00 am
Comedian and actor Russell Brand, on the cover of his new book, "Revolution." (Penguin / Random House)

The wild, funny, blithely offensive comedian Russell Brand takes on the world’s woes with us. He says he’s got the answer.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | 11:00 am
A baking crew makes Cronuts, a croissant-donut hybrid, at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. (AP)

From cronuts to kale chips to gluten-free, a look at food crazes and the people who create them.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | 10:00 am
A mother and her newborn baby. (David Laporte / Creative Commons)

New parents and depression. Moms and dads. There’s new research. We’ll unpack it.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | 11:00 am
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | 10:00 am
People pass an arrivals sign at the new Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in London, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The "wayfinders" who create these kinds of signs are some of the so-called invisible workers who help quietly keep the world running behind the scenes. (AP)

The “Invisibles.” The people and jobs that hold the world together.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 | 11:00 am
Poet e.e. cummings, pictured on the cover of Susan Cheever's new biography, "E.E. Cummings: A Life." (Random House)

Susan Cheever on the poet e.e. cummings, all lower-case, and radical.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 | 10:00 am
In a photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican of Louisiana, waits to be sworn in at the Capitol in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show. (AP)

Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we’re all hypocrites. It’s part of being human.

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Friday, December 26, 2014 | 11:00 am
A image from the first volume of the "Sandman" series, written by Neil Gaiman. (Courtesy Vertigo/DC Entertainment   )

Norman Mailer called it “a comic strip for intellectuals.” Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of “The Sandman.”

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Friday, December 26, 2014 | 10:00 am
Author and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. (S Griffin / Random House)

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has been in the road in the USA. He says America has lost its way. He joins us.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014 | 11:00 am
Nickel Creek

After a seven-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We’ll hear from them and their latest album, “A Dotted Line.”

 
Thursday, December 25, 2014 | 10:00 am
Kathy Johnson, of Pleasant Garden, N.C., reads a copy of "Goodnight Moon," at the New York Public Library's bookstore, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in New York. Author Margaret Wise Brown's unpublished poems were recently released in a brand new collection. (AP)

From “Good Night Moon” to this year’s crop, what we seek and share in young children’s literature.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | 11:00 am
A scene from the 2014 production of the Revels' Christmas Revels. (Courtesy Revels)

A winter solstice celebration in song. The Revels arrive in our studio with carols from a Victorian Christmas.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | 10:00 am
A man runs in the rain past an inflatable Santa and snowman on Washington Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.  In the busy holiday season, it can sometime be hard to remember to say thanks. (AP)

Gratitude isn’t just good manners –researchers are discovering it’s a key to happiness, health, good for society.

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Apr 27, 2015
Flowers and ribbons adorn a tree outside the Weinstein family house in Rockville, Md. last week. Earlier, President Barack Obama ook full responsibility for the counterterror missions and offered his "grief and condolences" to the families of the hostages, Warren Weinstein of Rockville, Maryland, and Giovanni Lo Porto who were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

American drone policy and consequences. We’ll look at secret strikes and the evolution of drone war.

Apr 27, 2015
Former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner at a charity event in 2013. (Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

Bruce Jenner opens up about his gender journey. We’ll look at the big picture of transgender life in America now.

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Apr 24, 2015
Dick West (Dr. Walter Richard West, Wah-pah-nah-yah or Wapah Nahya, Light Foot Runner), 1912−1996, Southern Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Cheyenne Sun Dance—The Third Day, 1949. Paper, casein, 24 5/8 x 35 1/8 inches. © 2013 Philbrook Museum of Art, Inc., Museum purchase, 1949.20, Photo: John Lamberton.

Artists of earth and sky. Rawhide, bear claw, eagle feathers and the glory of America’s Plans Indians, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 
Apr 24, 2015
The Rev. Jamal Bryant leads a rally outside of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP)

Loretta Lynch gets a vote. Race and anger in Baltimore. Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Petraeus, sentenced. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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Three LIVE Tracks From Flor De Toloache
Friday, Apr 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, Apr 17, 2015

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

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