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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, June 2, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Palestinians ride boats in Gaza waters and an Israeli navy vessel patrols, background, as a flotilla of aid ships leaves for the blockaded territory, in Gaza city, Sunday, May 30, 2010. (AP)

Gaza’s and Israel’s bloody encounter with a relief flotilla in the Mediterranean. We look at the clash and the fallout.

 
Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Democrat Mark Critz, left, and Republican Tim Burns, right, are running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. (AP photos)

Mid-term elections and what’s ahead for Republicans and Democrats. We look through the prism of Pennsylvania’s contested 12th district — John Murtha’s seat.

 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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A presidential cancer panel sounds the alarm on environmental cancer risks.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Thomas H. Johnson, a guest today and a scholar at the Naval Postgraduate School, says there are strong parallels between the Vietnam War and the current war in Afghanistan. Do you agree?

 
Monday, May 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Solicitor General Elena Kagan speaks during a conference on May 3, 2010 in Chicago. (AP)

President Obama nominates Elena Kagan, the administration’s solicitor general, for the Supreme Court. We look at her chances, and what it means for the court and the country.

 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Many holding signs against Arizona's immigration law at a May Day reform rally by the White House, on May 1, 2010. (AP)

Hispanics speak on the Arizona immigration law. We’ll hear Hispanic voices and your calls, on borders, profiling, and America.

 
Monday, May 3, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Workers secure oil retention booms to the shore in Bay St. Louis,  Miss., Sunday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The oil rig disaster gets worse. The Gulf Coast braces as the oil slick moves in. We look at the threat ahead, and the impact on national oil policy.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Victoria Jackson speaks during a tea party rally in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, April 12, 2010. (AP)

The “isms” are flying in the age of Obama. Charges of “socialism,” “communism.” Let’s define terms. We’ll look at what’s on the table, and what’s not.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this Sept. 29, 2009, file photo Associate Justice John Paul Stevens sits for a new group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington. Stevens, leader of Supreme Court's liberals, to retire this summer. (AP)

The Supreme Court’s oldest justice and liberal leader John Paul Stevens announces his retirement. Top court watchers weigh in on President Obama’s next move.

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Sep 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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Sep 29, 2014
A 1597 map of Lesbos / Mytilene, Greece by Giacomo Franco. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

 
Sep 29, 2014
In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder’s call for deep invention.

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Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014
Friday, Sep 26, 2014

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

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NPR’s Chris Arnold On Garnished Wages
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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