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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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Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM
Cover of Simon Schama's "The American Future"

High-flying British historians Simon Schama and Niall Ferguson join us to debate the American future.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

California votes down a tax hike and looks for a federal bailout. We’ll ask where this story ends.

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Friday, May 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM
The Faro Caudill family eating dinner

What did they eat in the Great Depression? We find out, and tuck in. Plus: video of Tom and our guests tasting authentic ’30s recipes.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll dig into a new biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, America’s first great tycoon.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The pirates of 1776. The little-known story of the patriot “privateers” who helped win the nation’s independence.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 11:00 AM
A Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan talked at length with historian Douglas Brinkley for Rolling Stone. We talk with Brinkley about Dylan and America now.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The true story of Bonnie and Clyde, 75 years after America’s most famous outlaw lovers went down in a hail of bullets.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

It’s been 70 years since “Gone With the Wind” hit the big screen. A new book says Scarlett O’Hara is still making waves.

 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Abraham Lincoln at 200. We’ll look back on his presidential leadership style during crisis — with Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian James McPherson.

 
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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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