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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM
(Clockwise from Left)Mara Jacqueline Willaford, left, holds her fist overhead as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to greet the crowd before speaking at a rally Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in downtown Seattle; Caitlyn Jenner attends the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in New York; onathan Butler, front left, addresses a crowd following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the university in Columbia, Mo. and In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (All AP)

Gender, race, Black Lives Matter, Caitlin Jenner. How and why 2015 became the year we obsessed over identity.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Mark Luckie, former head of news partnerships at Twitter, thinks more can be done in the tech industry to encourage and foster diverse workplaces. (Courtesy Mark Luckie)

Journalist Mark Luckie opens up about being a black employee at Twitter. We’ll look at tech’s diversity problem.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Young Sino and his daughter Demarri Warren participate in a remembrance event along the Industrial Canal flood wall, seen in background, in the Lower 9th Ward section of New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert 8/29/14)

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. We’ll look at how the city struggled, rebuilt, recovered — and where it stands now.

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Monday, August 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this 2014 file photo, rotesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. (L). At right,  a shoe store in the Watts area of Los Angeles, CA, collapses in flames on  August 14, 1965. (AP)

The 50th anniversary of the Watts riots, and the 1 year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown. What we have and haven’t figured out about race.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Barack Obama

For years in office, he was “No-Drama Obama.” That’s changing. We’ll look at the new, more candid, more free-wheeling Obama presidency. Plus, a look at the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Gary and Aurelia Washington, center left and right, the son and granddaughter of Ethel Lance who died in Wednesday's shooting, leave a sidewalk memorial in front of Emanuel AME Church comforted by fellow family members Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP)

After Charleston. So much progress in this country, but race and hate and guns still haunt us. Where do we go from here?

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM
First lady Michelle Obama listens before she delivers the commencement address at Tuskegee University, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Tuskegee, Ala.  (AP)

Michelle Obama opened up about race in a powerful commencement speech. We ask black women for reaction and personal reflection.

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Friday, March 6, 2015 | 11:00 AM
"The Sellout" is novelist Paul Beatty's new book. (Courtesy Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

Author Paul Beatty’s novel “The Sellout” is a satirical look at race relations in America. He joins us.

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Monday, January 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Desiree Griffiths, 31, of Miami, holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter", with the names of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men recently killed by police, during a protest Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Miami.  (AP)

#BlackLivesMatter, “white privilege,” Michael Brown and Eric Garner. On MLK Day, we’ll talk truths about race-relations in America now.

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Monday, November 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A still from the Rob Bliss Creative street harassment video. (Rob Bliss Creative)

An internet video of a woman showered in catcalls on the street goes viral. We’ll look at women and men in public space. The catcall culture.

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Feb 11, 2016
In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, Vern Lund, president of Liberty Mine in central Mississippi near DeKalb, Miss., holds some of the lignite coal planned for use in the nearby Mississippi Power Co. carbon capture power plant. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

The Supreme Court hits the brakes on the heart of President Obama’s push to fight global warming. We’ll dig in.

Feb 11, 2016
A sampling of same of the great books author David Denby thinks could help encourage young readers to love books. (National Post)

David Denby on the 24 great books that can bring even today’s kids to reading. And maybe you, too.

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Feb 10, 2016
In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, inspects the pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a vector for transmitting the Zika virus, in Campinas, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Taking on the Zika virus, from tackling the disease itself, to killing the mosquitoes that carry it to the challenge of birth control.

 
Feb 10, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to the crowd before speaking during a primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The winners and losers in New Hampshire, and the path ahead in the presidential primary race.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #9: Remedy Or Replica?
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Jack Beatty offers one last note from New Hampshire, and looks beyond to the primary races yet to come in both parties.

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Tom Ashbrook’s Note From New Hampshire
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

Fresh off the New Hampshire Presidential Primary results, host Tom Ashbrook reflects on his trip to New Hampshire, and on what comes next in the race to the White House.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

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