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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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Friday, December 4, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Secret Service takes heat for a state dinner security breach at the White House. We’ll look at who’s protecting the president.

 
Monday, May 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll talk with Washington Post national security columnist David Ignatius about Tehran and Washington and his new spy thriller, “The Increment.”

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has become attacker-in-chief of President Barack Obama. We’ll look at Dick Cheney and his role, motives, and message out of office.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 10:00 AM

As Pakistan’s president comes to the White House, fears in Washington grow over Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and the Taliban. We’ll look at the loose-nuke threat on the Af-Pak front.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM
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They’re calling it “GhostNet” — a vast cyber-spying network, suspected to be run from China. We talk with the computer sleuths who uncovered it, and ask them how they did it.

 
Monday, March 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM

A new plan for Afghanistan. Pakistan, too. We’ll look at the Obama strategy and what it’s up against.

 
Monday, March 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

The CIA warns that global economic crisis could spell instability for Latin America, from Argentina north. We’ll ask what’s coming.

 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Barack Obama says the prison for terrorists at Guantanamo Bay must be closed. We’ll ask how.

 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Admiral William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command until last year, gives us his read on threats, and opportunities, now in the Middle East and beyond.

 
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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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