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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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May 27, 2015
Two persons are reflected in the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP)

Top officials at soccer’s international governing body FIFA arrested in Switzerland today on charges of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery. We’ll dig in.

May 27, 2015
The logo from the new film, "(Dis)Honesty," which is also the logo for the Dishonesty Project. (The Dishonesty Project)

Are we natural born liars? Is it human to lie? Inside the new documentary, ” (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.”

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May 26, 2015
The saola is an exceedingly rare mammal found in the mountains of Southeast Asia. (Wikicommons)

Endangered species and the search for one of the world’s rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

 
May 26, 2015
Blogger and activist Pamela Geller speaks at a conference she organized entitled “Stop Islamization of America,” in New York on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP)

Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don’t see eye to eye—and tell us why.

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A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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