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Monday, July 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Members of a road maintenance crew try to control a grass fire near Lincoln, Neb., using their shirts and boots, July 17, 2007. Dry conditions and 99 degree temperatures contributed to the fire. (AP)

The harsh new American debate over unemployment benefits. Should the unemployed just grab a shovel? Dig a ditch? Are those jobs even there?

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The U.S. government should consider up to $1 trillion more in stimulus spending; there should be no big deficit reduction moves until we return to 7 percent unemployment. Economist Paul Krugman made his case today.

 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Paul Krugman (AP)

Economist and columnist Paul Krugman fires his salvos on the big economic debate in Washington now –more stimulus spending or more austerity.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

In our hour today on teacher layoffs, we played a clip from the Web video “Hot for Teachers,” with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. See the whole “Funny or Die” video.

 
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We talk with teachers and school administrators about the future of America’s schools.

 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM
People wait in a line to enter a job fair, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 in New York (AP)

New analysis of deep fault lines still threatening our economy and the world’s.

 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Tom Ashbrook and Elizabeth Warren in Boston, June 7, 2010. (WBUR)

Elizabeth Warren is back in the news, as groups push to have her lead the new consumer protection bureau. Listen back to our conversation with Warren, in a special broadcast.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

At a special taping tonight, June 7, before an audience, Tom is interviewing the Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren. We’re eager to know what your questions are.

 
Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A trader on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP)

Europe wobbling. Markets down. We ask if the U.S. recovery is strong enough to plow through. Plus, Kristof/WuDunn to ’10 grads.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Ryan Brown of Deptford, N.J., and other seniors wait in anticipation for President Barack Obama to address the graduates of Hampton University, Sunday, May 9, 2010. (AP)

The class of 2010 is picking up its diplomas. But jobs are super-scarce. Our roundtable of new grads from around the country looks at the job market and survival strategies.

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May 22, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

May 22, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

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May 21, 2015
Ships dock at the piers at the seaport town of Murmansk on the Kola peninsula in Russia. Russian authorities have detained a Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and 27 crew and they face charges when they arrived at Murmansk. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

The Arctic Circle is opening up at a gallop as the ice disappears. Oil, gold, armies, spies. Big opportunities and fear of the consequences.

 
May 21, 2015
In this photo taken Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, late light falls on Wheeler Hall, South Hall and the Campanile on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif. This famously liberal college town is known as the cradle of the Free Speech Movement, but speech isn’t the only thing that’s free here. Whether you’re strolling the redwood-shaded University of California, Berkeley, campus, or slipping across the Oakland border for a dose of Golden State history, you can exercise your limbs and your intellect without giving your wallet a workout. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

With student debt topping $1 trillion, a renewed call for radical change – maybe even free public university tuition. We’ll hear more about it.

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A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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