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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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Monday, October 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The Swine Flu vaccine rolls out. We’ll look at vaccination questions and where the flu is now.

 
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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

 
Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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