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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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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

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Leslie Stahl with her grandchild Jordan. (Courtesy: Leslie Stahl)

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

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In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

 
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Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
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We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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