Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Denali is seen from a window on Air Force One during descent into Anchorage, Alaska on Aug. 31, 2015. (Pete Souza/White House)

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama’s in Alaska. We’ll look at the stakes.

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Friday, August 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Scotty Brown, 32, left, of Chicago, kisses Roger Knight, 31, of Chicago, as they get married during the Chicago Pride Parade on Broadway Street on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Chicago. (AP)

What makes people gay? Evidence is mounting for nature over nurture. We’ll look at the latest research on human sexuality.

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Friday, August 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works the grill in the Iowa Pork Producers Tent with Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, right, during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.  (AP)

Iowa politics. Hillary’s email. A Bangkok blast. Protests in St. Louis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this June 12, 2014 file photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. Methane emissions will likely be the next big environmental issue to face North Dakota's booming oil industry according to a top official at the state's Department of Health. (AP)

The EPA says methane may be more dangerous than CO2 for global warming. Wants to clean up drilling wellheads. There’s a fight on.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a meeting in Tehran, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP)

The great debate over the Iran deal – who is coming down where, and why.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
CalFire firefighter Bo Santiago lights a backfire as the Rocky fire burns near Clearlake, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The fire has charred more than 60,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 residences.  (AP)

Thousands of acres are ablaze in the West and there could be more wildfires to come. Is it time to change the way we fight these fires?

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Friday, August 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this July 5, 2015 photo, an Indian man uses Los Angeles-based dating application Tinder in New Delhi, India. (AP)

The numbers that rule the dating game. We look at how demographics are making it much harder for women and changing the way we date today.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this June 11, 2015, photo, a hexacopter drone is flown by Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. (AP)

As populations rise, arable land shrinks and the Earth grows warmer, we look at how technology and big data are coming deep into American farming.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Opponents and supporters of Planned Parenthood demonstrate Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. Anti-abortion activists are calling for an end to government funding for the nonprofit reproductive services organization.  (AP)

We look at the battle over Planned Parenthood, women’s reproductive rights, fetal tissue and the future of women’s health services in America.

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Oct 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

Oct 13, 2015
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

Oct 12, 2015
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

Oct 12, 2015
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman talks on his phone outside the newly constructed jail as prisoners are transferred into the facility in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP)

Step one in sentencing reform: 6,000 federal prisoners will go free at the end of this month. We’ll dig in.

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Meet The Interns, Fall 2015
Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Meet our Fall 2015 interns! (Better late than never, right?)

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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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