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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Author and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. (S Griffin / Random House)

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has been in the road in the USA. He says America has lost its way. He joins us.

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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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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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