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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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Mar 2, 2015
In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, right, speaks before the screening of the television documentary "Israel: The Royal Tour" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. (AP)

On the eve of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, we look at the US-Israel falling out over Iran nuclear negotiations.

Mar 2, 2015
This image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts. Astronomers and space telescopes in April 2013 saw the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a large gamma ray burst. (AP)

A super-massive black hole, newly discovered, deep in space. We’ll peer into the realm of the black hole.

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Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

 
Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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