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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We’ll look at Michelle Obama in the White House, and the message — from garden to glamour to soup line — of the new first lady.

 
Monday, March 16, 2009 | 11:00 AM
Bodies, by Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach wrote “Fat Is a Feminist Issue.” We listen to what she’s saying now on bodies and beauty.

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Relationship violence and the Chris Brown-Rihanna story. We ask what it takes to break the cycle of abuse.

 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Love her or hate her, Barbie is 50. We’ll look at the plastic princess, and the story of the woman who created the world’s most famous doll.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 10:00 AM

On Veterans’ Day, we look at American women at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what a new generation of women in uniform has seen at the battlefront.

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Monday, October 20, 2008 | 11:00 AM
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Naughty or nice, from racy Gossip Girl to upright Beacon Street Girls — the high-drama, high-stakes battle of books and TV over America’s teenage girls.

 
Monday, September 8, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Ms. Clinton, Ms. Obama, Ms. Palin. They’ve riveted, and divided, the nation — and sparked fresh debates about gender and sexism. We’ll hear women’s views on the women of ’08.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM
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Joanna Connors was 30 and married when she was raped by a stranger. She went on to raise a family and build a career as a reporter. A quarter-century later, she tells the story.

 
Monday, October 1, 2007 | 11:00 AM

In overall earning power, American women still lag behind American men. But among the young and urban, in some of the country’s hottest cities — New York, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis — young women are actually outstripping young men in take-home pay; some by a wide margin. It’s those young women who have the cash, the […]

 
Monday, March 6, 2006 | 11:00 AM
Julia Roberts playing Elizabeth Gilbert in the movie "Eat, Pray, Love"

The new movie starring Julia Roberts is out. Listen to an original interview with author Elizabeth Gilbert. We talk with her about soul seeking, resetting her compass, and her book “Eat, Pray, Love.”

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Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Feb 26, 2015
Humanist chaplain Bart Campolo, center, a former Evangelical Christian youth minister, and his wife, Marty, right, mingle with students as they wait for the start of a forum at the University of Southern California, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

More Americans are turning away from religion. We’ll look at how to live a moral life without it.

 
Feb 26, 2015
This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. (AP)

New breakthroughs on peanut allergies – treatment and prevention. And a question: are we too clean for our own good? Plus: did giant gerbils from Asia really bring the bubonic plague to Europe?

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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The 87th Academy Awards, As Heard On On Point
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.

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