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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, center, with Dr. Kedar Gupta, right, and Dr. Carl Rick Schwedtfeger, left, from Arc Energy during his tour of an L.E.D. lighting manufacturer in Nashua, N.H.,Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. (AP)

Can America export its way out of economic crisis? It’s President Obama’s goal. How would it work? Will it work?

 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Did testosterone on Wall Street cause the financial crisis? We’ll look at hormones on the trading floor.

 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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For more than a decade Ireland boomed. It was Europe’s Celtic Tiger. Then it came crashing down. We’ll look at Ireland’s wild rise, and what went wrong.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We’ll look at Europe’s — and maybe the world’s — debt crisis, as Greece, Spain, and Portugal wobble and the E.U. is on the line.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Vanguard founder John Bogle took on Wall Street and endorsed the “Volcker Rule” reforms put forward by President Obama. Here’s what he had to say, along with his exchange with Steve Bartlett of the Financial Services Roundtable.

 
Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Reinventing careers after losing a job. We’ll talk with the makers of the new documentary “Lemonade” about life after lay-offs.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM

CEOs of bailed-out banks testify in Washington on the roots of the financial crisis — as they get set to hand out billions in bonuses. We’ll weigh the testimony.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

A new U.S. financial crisis looms, and the seeds of it are in the Federal Reserve itself. That’s the view of MIT’s Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, who is arguing that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke should not get a second term.

 
Thursday, January 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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An uncertain economic recovery. Financial reform in limbo. Is the U.S. headed for a comeback or more trouble? We take stock with economist Simon Johnson.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Jim Wallis, progressive evangelical writer and activist, says the financial crisis is a moral crisis. We’ll hear his case for new values.

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Nov 24, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

We’ll look at privacy, security, and the battle heating up between intelligence agencies and tech companies that are moving to encrypt your communication.

Nov 24, 2014
Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

Smashing the assumptions about what it’s really like to live in poverty in America.

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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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