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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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Oct 2, 2014
Kurds in Turkey look over the border with Syria toward the embattled town of Kobani. (David Takaki / Twitter)

ISIS and the battle for control of the Syrian town of Kobani. The Kurds have it. ISIS wants it. The US is bombing. We’ll look at the lessons of the battle for Kobani.

Oct 2, 2014
Duluth, Minnesota's Canal Park Lakewalk, shown here in 2005. (Jacob Norlund / Creative Commons)

What makes a good place to live in America today? We’ll talk with the people who size up our cities and towns.

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Oct 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

 
Oct 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

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Transcript: Taking A Close Look At America’s Police Force
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

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Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

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Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

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