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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, listens as President Barack Obama, right, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP)

Chuck Hagel’s out. Critics say he’s just a sacrificial lamb for a White House adrift on foreign policy. Time for a reset on national security?

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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.

 
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Mar 4, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton’s week of bad headlines: about her emails and foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. We’ll dig in.

Mar 4, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

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Mar 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

 
Mar 3, 2015
A group of community activists in San Francisco, CA celebrate that city's February 2014 embrace of the Fair Chance Campaign's efforts to alter background checks on employment and housing for convicted criminals. (Courtesy All of Us Or None)

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

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Answers To Your Questions On Black Holes
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan answers your black hole questions in full. (Well, most of them.)

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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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