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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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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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