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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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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 20, 2014
A shot from the AMC reality series, "Freakshow." (Jessica Brooks / AMC)

From TV to Broadway, circus sideshows — freak shows — are having a big cultural moment. What’s the history behind the comeback?

 
Nov 20, 2014
In this file photo, Hillsborough Sheriff deputy patrols outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JP Morgan is one of several large financial institutions currently under investigation for alleged violation of Federal bankruptcy laws. (AP)

You’re supposed to have a clean slate after bankruptcy. But that’s not always true. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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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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