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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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As President Hu comes to Washington, we see how the U.S. looks from China. Plus, reporter Anthony Shadid, fresh off of winning his second Pulitzer, talks about Iraq’s future.

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Friday, April 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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How disco—disco music—changed America. A top historian gets behind the glitter ball. Plus, Donna Summer weighs in!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Inside America’s coal mines and the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. We’ll look at the culture and what went wrong.

 
Monday, April 5, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The push to replace Ulysses S. Grant with Ronald Reagan on the 50 dollar bill. We’ll turn to the history.

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Monday, December 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Call her country, call her rock, Lucinda Williams made her name singing about heartache. Now she’s found love. We check in with her, and her Grammy-nominated album, “Little Honey.”

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Poker and American history. How the game of presidents, cowboys, gangsters, and online gamblers helped shape America.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Thelonious Monk. Jazz giant. American hipster. A new biography takes us into his life and enigmatic music.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser talks about his new love letter to a passing heartland America.

 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Senator Ted Kennedy, dead at the age of 77. We look at the life, the dream, and the legacy for American politics.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon on the effective “re-enslavement” of African Americans after the Civil War.

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Sep 3, 2014
This still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. The Islamic State group has threatened to kill Sotloff if the United States doesn't stop its strikes against them in Iraq. Video released Tuesday, Sept. 02, 2014, purports to show Sotloff's murder by the same rebel group. (AP)

Another beheading claim and ISIS’s use of social media in its grab for power.

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In this Fall 2013 photo provided by the University of Idaho, students in the University of Idaho’s first Semester in the Wild program take a class in the Frank Church-River Of No Return Wilderness, Idaho. (AP)

MacArthur “genius” Ruth DeFries looks at humanity’s long, deep integration with nature – and what comes next. She’s hopeful.

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Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

 
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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

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Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

The five most interesting races of the 2014 midterm election cycle, per our panel of expert national political correspondents.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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