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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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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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Mar 5, 2015
A car passes a memorial for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson last summer, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Ferguson. A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report.  (AP)

The big Justice Department report finds a pattern of racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department. Now what? We’re back in Ferguson – and beyond — for answers.

Mar 5, 2015
One in four women use psychiatric medication. The reasons for the medication aren't always so clear. (Flickr)

Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim.

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Mar 4, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

 
Mar 4, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton’s week of bad headlines: about her emails and foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. We’ll dig in.

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Answers To Your Questions On Black Holes
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan answers your black hole questions in full. (Well, most of them.)

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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