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2008 election
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM

It’s more than a month until Inauguration Day, but the U.S. capital is buzzing — and bracing for an event of epic proportions. We’ll check in on what’s coming on Inauguration Day.

 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We talk with American Muslims about the long presidential campaign, Colin Powell stepping up for their dignity, and the Obama presidency ahead.

 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The Republican Party rethinks. We talk with conservative thinkers about the GOP’s Election Day thrashing, and where the party goes from here.

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 11:00 AM

American historians David Kennedy and Nell Irvin Painter discuss the weight of the 2008 election.

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ll have all the news, numbers, and analysis of a historic election day.

 
Monday, November 3, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ve heard a lot about change in the presidential campaign. On the eve of the election, we’ll ask big thinkers on American politics about the kind of change Barack Obama or John McCain might bring.

 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM

It’s a fight to the finish for campaign ’08. We’ll touch down in key battleground states where everything’s on the line for John McCain and Barack Obama.

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The last big issue: America’s wars. With one week to election day, we’ll look at McCain and Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
Monday, October 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The right attacks ACORN and its voter registration drives. Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says the real issue is widespread vote suppression. We’ll hear the debate.

 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM

The ’08 election on campus. We’ll hear from college newspaper editors on how their readers see the presidential contest.

 
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Sep 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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Sep 29, 2014
A 1597 map of Lesbos / Mytilene, Greece by Giacomo Franco. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

 
Sep 29, 2014
In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder’s call for deep invention.

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Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014
Friday, Sep 26, 2014

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

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NPR’s Chris Arnold On Garnished Wages
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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