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There's A Job For You: As Labor Market Grows, Where Is It Heading?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:01am
If current trends continue, there will be more than one job opening for every unemployed person in the U.S. We'll look behind the numbers.
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Former Ambassador Michael McFaul On Russia, The U.S. & The World

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:00am
An American in Russia. Former Ambassador Michael McFaul tells his story about living there, and shares his take on world affairs, now.
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When Robots Cook Your Food

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:55am
Writer Devra First had her lunch cooked by robots. And she liked it. We'll talk to her about the tangled web of technology and humanity -- in the kitchen.
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Takeaways From The First Big Day Of Primaries

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 8:42am
The first major Senate primaries kicked off last night. We'll get the big takeaways from the results.
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Trump Withdraws From The Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:01am
Reaction from Washington and around the world to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
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Calorie Counts And Chain Restaurant Menus

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:00am
Calorie counts are now required by law on menus of all restaurants with 20 or more locations. Will that help trim America’s expanding waistlines and lead to healthier eating?
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Nicholas Kristof On What The Media Is Missing While It's Covering Trump

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:01am
With Trump getting all the headlines, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says other important issues at home and abroad are ignored. He joins us.
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Gina Haspel, Trump's Controversial Nominee To Head The CIA

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00am
We'll discuss Gina Haspel's nomination to head the CIA in advance of her confirmation hearing, which is set for Wednesday.
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The Sinkhole Surge In Florida

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00am
After last fall's Hurricane Irma, the number of sinkholes in Florida is on the rise.
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The Eruption In Hawaii And The Science Of Volcanoes

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00am
We’ll look at the science of volcanoes, after the big eruption in Hawaii.
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The Week Ahead In Washington

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:01am
Top political reporters open their notebooks and look ahead to the week in Washington.
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Boy Scouts Change Name, Welcome Girls To Program

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00am
What’s in a name? Plenty, for the Boy Scouts of America. They’re changing theirs and welcoming girls.
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Week In The News: Trump-Stormy Saga Continues, Cambridge Analytica Tanks, Boy Scouts Renamed

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:01am
Another twist in the Stormy Daniels’ payment saga. Mueller’s questions for Trump. Cambridge Analytica to file for bankruptcy. The Boy Scouts drop the word “Boy.” The roundtable digs in.
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Hail To The Hippies: Celebrating 50 Years Of 'Hair'

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:00am
Fifty years of long, beautiful Hair. We’ll look at the musical that changed Broadway.
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A DNA Database Helped Find A Suspected Serial Killer. How Is Your Privacy Affected?

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:01am
More than a million Americans are sharing their DNA with ancestry websites. That helped the cops find the Golden State Killer. Good police work but troubling implications for privacy.
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Tick-Borne Diseases Are On The Rise

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:00am
Amid warming weather, a new report from the CDC warns of a surge in tick-borne diseases. We'll talk about what you can do to prevent them.
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What This Week's Talks Could Mean For U.S.-China Trade Relations

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:01am
Top American trade officials are set to negotiate in Beijing. How will China take Trump’s tough trade demands?
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How Did Housing Become So Expensive?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:00am
From San Francisco, to Seattle, to San Antonio -- we're looking at the crisis of affordability in the country’s hottest housing markets.
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The Impossibility Of The Presidency

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:01am
How the presidency became impossible—we’ll talk to John Dickerson of CBS News about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone.
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Your New Prescription: Empathy

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00am
Compassion may be the cure. A doctor shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.
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