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Monday, June 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Price of Stones

We hear the stirring story of a man who built a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, stone by stone.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A researcher at Wake Forest University School of Medicine dips a specially constructed biodegradable mold, shaped like a bladder, and seeded with human bladder cells, into a growth solution. (AP)

Building body parts. We’ll look at the startling advance and ethics of regenerative medicine.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Leslie Margolin, president of Anthem Blue Cross, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Feb. 23, 2010. She appeared to explain an attempt to boost premiums by up to 39 percent. (AP)

Health care reform has passed, but could premiums keep skyrocketing? A Senate plan proposes new federal regulation of insurance rates. We’ll unpack the issues.

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Monday, March 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Vandalism, threats, vigilantes and violence after the health care bill. We’ll ask who — and what — is driving opposition over the line.

 
Monday, March 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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All the chips are down now on health care reform. The politicians have had their say. But what do you say?

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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President Obama wants to block big health insurance rate increases and to hash it out with the GOP. We’ll look at the new battle lines in the healthcare debate.

 
Monday, February 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Prozac versus placebo. New studies say that for many people antidepressants may not work much better than sugar pills. We’ll hear the debate.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Howard Dean and more on why the progressive push for a public option fell apart, and what it means for Obama’s stab at health care history.

 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Marijuana, medical marijuana, and the law. The Justice Department says it won’t go after legal users. Now the country must decide how to live with legalized pot.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Is it OK now to be fat — a la TV’s “More to Love”? Or is it a threat to our health — and health care system?

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Feb 9, 2016
Host Tom Ashbrook and producer Sarah Platt speak to supporters of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) outside the candidate's Manchester, N.H. campaign headquarters on Monday, February 8, 2016. (Katherine Brewer / WBUR)

We’re live in New Hampshire for the first in the nation primary day, with all the latest on how the big vote is shaping up.

Feb 9, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at a Rotary Club luncheon in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From New Hampshire, a deep dive, from Trump to Sanders, on how the candidates would approach the U.S. economy.

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Legendary film critic  Roger Ebert in an archival image from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times. (Flickr / WikiCommons)

The critic speaks. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott on how to think about art, pleasure, beauty and truth.

 
Feb 8, 2016
Sign stands outside property for rent Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in south Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If it feels like rents are sky-high, you’re right. Some now paying more than half their income on rent. Some say crisis. We’ll dig in.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #5: Ted Cruz — The Advocate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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