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Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, speaks during the Working for Women - Lansing forum at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Jeffrey Sauger/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg’s success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A woman uses a personal computer. (Ray Smith / Flickr / Creative Commons)

Internet aggression toward women. What’s it about? How do we fix it? Plus, a media firestorm around tweeting through cancer.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following our Wednesday interview, top Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan answered a few more questions – on China’s rise, Africa as a “lost continent,” and women in politics.

 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Lisa Shannon (front row, third from left), founder of Run for Congo Women, with friends. (Credit: Francisca Thelin)

A young American dropped everything to help the women of Congo. We hear her story.

 
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Tina Packer in "Women of Will" (Credit: Shakespeare & Company)

Shakespeare’s women. We talk with Tina Packer about her new on-stage gathering of the Bard’s female roles, from Juliet to Lady MacBeth.

 
Monday, April 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A birth control pill container designed to look like a makeup compact. (AP)

The birth control pill turns 50. We’ll take stock of a tumultuous half century on the market and its impact on human relations.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
(Credit: flickr/clarissa)

In 2010, women still make 77 cents to every dollar men make. We’ll deconstruct the numbers, and look at the status of American women today.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Kim Severson (Photo by Soo-Jeong Kang/KimSeverson.com)

Celebrated food writer Kim Severson turns the tables on herself in a new memoir, “Spoon Fed.”

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Did testosterone on Wall Street cause the financial crisis? We’ll look at hormones on the trading floor.

 
Friday, February 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Pregnancy and childbirth, from antiquity to now, with the author of the new history, “Get Me Out.”

 
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Jul 29, 2014
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Jul 29, 2014
This April 28, 2010 file photo, shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont. Colstrip figures to be a target in recently released draft rules from the Environmental Protection Agency that call for reducing Montana emissions 21 percent from recent levels by 2030. (AP)

A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

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Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

 
Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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