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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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Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

from “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

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Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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