Friday, November 20, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Travelling home for the holidays doesn't have to be a drag. (Flickr / Retroama)

Technology to make holiday travel a little easier: from apps to gadgets to online deals.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Get out of the popular rafter this holiday season by trying out some great app and podcast suggestions. [Ed. Note: A 'Rafter' is the formal name for a group of turkeys.] (Flickr / Jim Gillum)

Tech, app, audio book podcast suggestions for your upcoming holiday travel trials.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
CIA Director John Brennan speaks at the Global Security Forum 2015, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

ISIS is using PlayStations, encryption apps and more to increasingly avoid detection online. CIA director John Brennan is bucking limits on surveillance. The debate is on, again.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Receptionist Erin Gamboa holds her Green Dot prepaid debit card Tuesday June 14, 2011 in Monrovia, Calif. Gamboa closed her Chase bank account last December, frustrated the bank's high fees, and later became one of the 3.4 million Green Dot users. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

How technology will change the banking system. We’ll look at the uberization of money.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo from 2008, a researcher holds a test tube filled with stem cells. Editing of human embryo is raises ethical and legal questions in the United States. The U.S. government does not fund research on human embryonic stem cells.
(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Human gene-editing is in the spotlight. We talk with young, superstar scientist Kevin Esvelt about the future of edited evolution.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The interior of the new Amazon Books store in Seattle. (Courtesy Amazon / NPR News)

Amazon versus Wal-Mart in the ultimate retail war. Wal-Mart’s playing catch-up. Amazon’s on the attack. We’ll look at the battle of retail titans.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An Enroll America infographic showing the estimated percentage of uninsured individuals in each US county in 2015. (Enroll America/Civis Analytics)

The national health care system – ObamaCare — heads into Year Three and it’s open enrollment season. We look at the problems and the progress.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Lei Jun, chairman of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, holds up the latest models of the Xiaomi Note at a press event in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP)

Tech guru Clay Shirky from Shanghai on freedom, control and the growing knowledge economy in China.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Robert Kyncl, YouTube Chief Business Officer, speaks as YouTube unveils "YouTube Red," a new subscription service, at YouTube Space LA offices Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

Are you ready to pay for YouTube? The world’s largest video portal is ready to charge. Can it take on Netflix, Hulu and all the rest?

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Nov 24, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

Nov 24, 2015
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

Nov 23, 2015
(Clockwise From Top Left) Filmmaker Lindsay Catherine Harris, Ko Smith, Kailya Warren and Bryant Koger in still images from Harris' "Evoking the Mulatto" multimedia project. (Courtesy the Filmmaker)

Mixed-race America in the time of Black Lives Matter and demographic change. We’ll talk race, identity and the film project “Evoking the Mulatto”.

Nov 23, 2015
In this file photo released May 14, 2015 by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, a member of the Islamic State group's vice police known as "Hisba," right, reads a verdict handed down by an Islamic court sentencing many they accused of adultery to lashing, in Raqqa City, Syria. (AP)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen says the US needs to step up in the fight against ISIS. But there’s a caution flag, too. We’ll dive in.

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