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Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The slow-going struggle for mental health parity (Getty Images)

Insurance companies are required by law to cover mental health the same as physical health. So why don’t they?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM
A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, to testify before the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee hearing focusing on a variety of issues facing the IRS. (AP)

Trouble at the I.R.S. Does the nation’s tax-collector still have what it takes to do the job?

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives before President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Washington. (AP)

A terrible rollout of the sign-up system for the Affordable Care Act. We’ll ask why, and what it’s going to take to fix it.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Dr. Atul Gawande (Photo: Gawande.com)

Surgeon-writer-professor Atul Gawande joins us to look at where we stand on health care and reform.

 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Francisco Felix and his wife Flor Felix (AP)

We look at state budget pressures, the new pressure to say “no” on health care, and Arizona’s “death panel,” as critics call it.

 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Elizabeth Edwards at the "Stand Up To Cancer" event in Calif., Sept., 2010. (AP)

Elizabeth Edwards has died after a very public battle with cancer. We look at stories of cancer in America.

 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Image proposed for the FDA's new anti-smoking campaign (FDA.gov)

New FDA regulations call for big, gruesome labeling on cigarette packaging. Ruined lungs, ruined bodies, right on the box. Will this stop smokers? See some of the images inside.

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Friday, July 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Alcoholics Anonymous at 75. We look at its legacy and its 12 steps through the lens of the latest science.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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One in every three children in America is obese. We look at why kids are packing on the pounds, and what we can do about it.

 
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May 6, 2016
President Barack Obama drinks water as he finishes speaking at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, about the ongoing water crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

May 6, 2016
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Great gorillas being wiped out by war and poaching. We’ll go to the mountains of Africa. Plus, after the Ivory burn in Kenya- we look at the state of the world’s elephants.

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May 5, 2016
Rob Reiner with his son, Nick. [Courtesy: Paladin]

Filmmaker, actor Rob Reiner and his son, Nick, get personal in their new film “Being Charlie,” which takes on drug addiction.

 
May 5, 2016
Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Detroit Public Schools transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools. Detroit's schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. The state earlier gave the district $48.7 million in emergency funding to keep it open through June 30 as the Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fixing Michigan- from Flint’s water crisis to failing schools in Detroit. Are state takeovers the answers or the problem?

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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