Friday, October 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
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.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Students in the new documentary film "Beyond Measure" take part in a project-based learning activity with their peers. (Courtesy the Filmmakers)

Arne Duncan’s headed out as U.S. Education Secretary. What’s next for America’s school kids?

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Monday, October 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The newest version of the Apple mobile iOS system allows ad-blocking software on mobile browsing for the first time. (Abdullah Syahbal / Flickr)

Are ad–blocking, bots, and mobile gutting economic viability of the internet? We’ll take a close look.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Max Martin accepts the award for best producer of the year, non-classical at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

The software of hit songs now. We’ll look at the algorithms, computer generated beats and producers making it happen for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Josh Baldonado, an administrative assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance, works at a treadmill desk in the firms offices in Carmel, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP)

The end of sitting at work. A new call to get up off our chairs. To stand and move! We’ll look at how that works.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Michael Horn introduces the new Volkswagen Passat during a reveal event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in New York. (AP)

Volkswagen’s CEO steps down as the emissions scandal snowballs. We’ll look at the bumpy road ahead.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
People of all ages surf the web at the Digital Village in Mexico City, Friday, July 17, 2015. With more than 1500 hundred computers and tablets available for the public, the Digital Village, organized by a Mexican telecommunications company, offers free high speed broadband internet access and skills training aims to increase digital inclusion in Mexico, according to organizers. (AP)

The Internet and the world’s poor. Billions still have no access to the Web –though it’s become key to prosperity. So what now?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan wave on their arrival Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Boeing Field in Everett, Wash. (AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the United States with a big, tough agenda: cybersecurity, military ambition and the future of US-China relations.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Mark Luckie, former head of news partnerships at Twitter, thinks more can be done in the tech industry to encourage and foster diverse workplaces. (Courtesy Mark Luckie)

Journalist Mark Luckie opens up about being a black employee at Twitter. We’ll look at tech’s diversity problem.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A woman fills her car at a Costco gas station in Robinson Township, Pa., Thursday, July 16, 2015.  (AP)

Environmental leader California says no to an ambitious goal: to cut gasoline use in half by 2030. We look at the implications for California and the world.

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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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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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