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Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Rikers Island juvenile detention facility inmates walk single file to the jail's chapel for a visit from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and entertainer L.L. Cool J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Inside a major push to reduce jail populations and fix racial disparities in the justice system. Eleven major cities are all in.

 
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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May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

May 4, 2016
Leslie Stahl with her grandchild Jordan. (Courtesy: Leslie Stahl)

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

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May 3, 2016
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

 
May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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