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Monday, January 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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“Avatar” was bumped off screens in China by a state-sponsored biopic on Confucius. We look at his teachings — and the rise of Confucianism in China today.

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Monday, January 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM

The two giants tangle over cyberattacks, censorship, and the Internet. We’ll look at the stakes — for Google, China, and more.

 
Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM

We’ll survey the damage in Haiti, and what the disaster means for the hemisphere’s poorest nation.

 
Monday, January 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Martin Jacques on what it will mean when China is large and in charge of the 21st century.

 
Monday, December 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran ups the nuclear ante and cracks down on dissent, worldwide. We’ll open our phone lines to the voices of Iran.

 
Monday, October 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Irene Khan, the first woman and Muslim to head Amnesty International, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, on the global state of human rights.

 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Islam, immigration, and Europe’s demographic revolution. We’ll look at the new face of Europe.

 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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War crimes, genocide and the rule of law. A documentary tracks the struggle on four continents for the International Criminal Court.

 
Monday, June 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran votes in a charged election. We turn to Tehran to examine the aftermath.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Forget the SATs. Forget the “top college” rat race and high-priced American schools. Writer Maya Frost says it’s time for American students to go global, look abroad, and get a global education, for less.

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St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

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In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

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NPR’s Chris Arnold On Garnished Wages
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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