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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Presidential Candidate Dwight Eisenhower, Oct. 24, 1952, in Pontiac, Mich. (AP)

Historians David Kennedy and Richard Norton Smith on waves in American political history.

 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | 11:00 AM
George Washington (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Biographer Ron Chernow says our first president was a passionate man, not the waxwork saint of our schoolbooks. We look at the real George Washington.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Excerpted from WASHINGTON by Ron Chernow. Reprinted by arrangement with The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright (c) Ron Chernow, 2010. Prelude: The Portrait Artist In March 1793, Gilbert Stuart crossed the North Atlantic for the express purpose of painting President George Washington, the supreme prize of the age for any […]

 
Friday, August 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Warner Oland as Charlie Chan (Credit: Fox Home Entertainment)

Reexamining the silver screen detective Charlie Chan. A new book investigates the caricature cop and the real-life detective he was based on.

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Friday, August 6, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Golden Gate Bridge (AP)

The facinating stories around the Golden Gate Bridge. We explore the span of its colorful history.

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Monday, July 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Alleged self-portrait taken by Colton Harris-Moore. (Credit: flickr/underthelaw)

Colton Harris-Moore, a.k.a. “The Barefoot Bandit.” 19 years old. A new Jesse James. We track his story.

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Monday, July 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Trappers Cabin, Harper's Weekly, 1890, drawing by Charles Graham (Courtesy of WyomingTalesandTrails.com)

Centuries before PETA campaigned for animal rights, the fur trade boomed in America. We hear the remarkable history of how fur shaped a nation.

 
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A group of buffalo, also known as American bison, block a lane of traffic in Yellowstone National Park, while walking towards West Yellowstone, Mont. (AP)

The great American buffalo and the American West now. Bigger herds are roaming out of Yellowstone and into controversy. Plus, John Grisham to ’10 grads.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A rendering of the 1847 Battle of Buena Vista, during the Mexican-American War. (Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

As tension simmers over immigration in America, we look back to beginnings, and the Mexican-American War.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Nathaniel Philbrick, bestselling author of “Mayflower” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” takes a fresh look at Custer, Sitting Bull, and the battle of the Little Bighorn.

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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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Friday, Sep 26, 2014

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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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