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Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Patient samples are loaded into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics in Salt Lake City. (AP)

Patenting human genes. We’ll hear the debate around a legal challenge to the idea of human genes as intellectual property.

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Monday, November 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will face trial in a federal courtroom in New York City. We’ll look at the case — and the choice to bring the trial to New York.

 
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

CIA vs. Justice Department. We’ll talk with partisans on both sides, and debate the merits of Attorney General Holder’s decision to name a special prosecutor.

 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Judge Sonia Sotomayor gets her day –her week—in the court of public opinion with Senate confirmation hearings. We’ll take the measure of the nominee and the Senate’s inquiry.

 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, reversing a decision endorsed by Judge Sonia Sotomayor. We’ll look at the case, and what it means for affirmative action.

 
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Supreme Court nomination sweepstakes in high gear. A woman is expected. We’ll look at gender, the candidates, and the court.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Former ACLU board member Wendy Kaminer has gone to war with the ACLU. Says it’s lost track of civil liberties. We’ll hear her case.

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Cyber bullies verbally savaged two Yale law students. The women fought back. Their case may change the rules on what you can say online.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 | 11:00 AM

“CSI” it’s not. A new report on crime labs from the National Academy of Sciences calls into question decades of forensic techniques. We’ll investigate.

 
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We’ll hear the red-hot debate over whether top Bush administration officials could – or should — be prosecuted for crimes against the constitution.

 
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Jan 27, 2015
Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

Jan 27, 2015
As any ant knows, building a reliable team can be hard. (Flickr / Guildmn20)

From Silicon Valley to your office, some teams work better – and smarter – than others. We’ll look at the surprising reasons why.

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Jan 26, 2015
Frederick Daniel Hardy's "Baby's Birthday" (1867) shows a typical Victorian English family at home.  (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.

 
Jan 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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