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Hour 1
Denali is seen from a window on Air Force One during descent into Anchorage, Alaska on Aug. 31, 2015. (Pete Souza/White House)

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama’s in Alaska. We’ll look at the stakes.

Hour 2
Oliver Sacks (Elena Seibert)

Oliver Sacks, celebrated neurologist and best-selling author, has died at 82. We’ll listen back to our remarkable 2013 interview with Oliver Sacks on life and aging.

 
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Aug 31, 2015
While the jury still deliberates, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie, left, leaves the Merrimack Superior Court at the end of day with security in tow Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie was convicted by a jury of several misdemeanors, but ruled not guilty in the most serious felony sexual assault charges. (AP)

A verdict in the New Hampshire prep school rape trial. And calls for changing sexual assault laws.

 
Aug 31, 2015
A television photographer takes video of a memorial for the two slain journalist in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.  (AP)

Lessons from the Roanoke TV shootings. We’ll look at the way forward with the New York Times’ Nick Kristof and other top thinkers.

 
Aug 28, 2015
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

 
Aug 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

 
Aug 27, 2015
Amy Seek's memoir is "God and Jetfire: Confessions of a Birth Mother"

Open adoption. How one birth mother gave up her child for adoption and stayed in his life.

 
Aug 27, 2015
The slow-going struggle for mental health parity (Getty Images)

Insurance companies are required by law to cover mental health the same as physical health. So why don’t they?

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Aug 31, 2015
Filmmaker Wes Craven, creator of Freddy Krueger and the “Scream” movies, died on Sunday. He was 76. We spoke to him about the horror genre in 2013. [Listen Back]
 
Jun 8, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of flibanserin, a pill that is said to boost female sexual desire. We looked at the so-called 'female Viagra' earlier this summer. [Listen Back]
 
Jul 22, 2015
The profiles and personal information of thousands of Ashley Madison users have been released on the 'Dark Web,' and the results aren't pretty. We looked at the dating site that specializes in extramarital affairs last month. [Listen Back]
 
Dec 11, 2013
Retailer Target announced that it will no longer label toys along separate gendered lines, mixing toys of all kinds together in their children's section. We looked at gendered toys two years ago during the 2013 holiday shopping rush. [Listen Back]
 
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Our Week In The Web: August 28, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015

You say #hashtag, we say, #forwhat? That, plus Usain Bolt and the ominous lurking Segway cameraman. Friday!

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Our Week In The Web: August 21, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015

Do you even click? (And other reflections on link sharing and web commenting).

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Do You Recognize Amazon’s Workplace Culture? Tell Us!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Do you recognize the workplace conditions described in a recent New York Times piece on Amazon? We want to hear from you!

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Our Week In The Web: August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015

Butter cows in Iowa, internal site redesign in Boston. It sure feels like a Friday around here.

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