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

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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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 11:00 AM

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
Donna Summer

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

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

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

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

Thelonious Monk. Jazz giant. American hipster. A new biography takes us into his life and enigmatic music.

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Oct 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

Oct 13, 2015
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

Oct 12, 2015
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

Oct 12, 2015
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman talks on his phone outside the newly constructed jail as prisoners are transferred into the facility in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP)

Step one in sentencing reform: 6,000 federal prisoners will go free at the end of this month. We’ll dig in.

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Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Meet our Fall 2015 interns! (Better late than never, right?)

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Rep. Daniel Webster: ‘I’m Gonna Sell This Message’
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his retirement and resignation from his position last month, it surprised both his Party and the Washington political establishment.

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