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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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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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Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

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This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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