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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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Two senior members of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say it’s time, strategically, to spend more on education and less on guns. We’ll hear them out.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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As Congress readies controversial hearings on Muslims in America, we hear the Muslim-American view.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Retired Army colonel and big thinker Andrew Bacevich on why it’s time to throw out the playbook on American military policy.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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After the biggest document leak in history — on the Afghan War — all eyes are on WikiLeaks. We’re looking at secrecy and transparency in the Wikileaks age.

 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010. (AP)

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.

 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean activists burn a North Korean flag with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally in South Korea, May 25, 2010. (AP)

The temperature is rising on the Korean peninsula. There’s hard diplomacy all over the map, but could this one go all the way to armed conflict?

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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A big allied offensive in southern Afghanistan. A new U.S. strategy on the line. And the top Afghan Taliban commander captured in Pakistan.

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Google and the National Security Agency are teaming up to fight cyber attacks. It’s gotten that bad. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Is Yemen the next Al Qaeda central, the next failed state? We’ll ask what’s going on in Yemen, and whether it becomes another American war zone.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Terrorism threats, full body scans, and who may soon be baring what in the name of national security.

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ONPOINT
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Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

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A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

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