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Another Look At Fat's Bad Rap

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:00am
Fat gets a bad rap. But the right mix of high-fat foods might be the ticket to a healthy diet. We’ll weigh the evidence and options.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump Administration Considers More Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump administration weighs a big tax cut for the rich, with no vote in Congress. We’ll add it all up.
Categories: Syndicated

Why We Need Bees

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:00am
What’s the buzz? We’ll look at the wonders of bees and worries they’re at risk of disappearing.
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Trump Labels News Media 'Enemy Of The American People'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:01am
A president like no other has changed the way the media covers the White House. Is it dangerous? Is it fair?
Categories: Syndicated

A Failure To Solve Black Homicides

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:00am
The victims of the vast majority of unsolved murders are African-American. We’ll look at roadblocks and efforts to change that.
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How Betsy DeVos Is Reshaping Federal Education Policy

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 2:47pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made headlines recently for plans to further shake up policies regarding for-profit higher education.
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Previewing This Week In News

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:01am
We’ll kick off the week with a look at what’s to come in Washington and around the globe.
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Grades Are In: Evaluating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:00am
What’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos been up to lately? The correct answer is: plenty. We’ll look at the report card.
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Week In The News: Trump-Cohen Tapes, Reuniting Migrant Families, Heat Wave

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump-Cohen tapes. Deadline to reunite migrant families. A sizzling global heat wave. The roundtable dives in.
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Living And Writing The American South

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00am
Life and culture in the American South. We’ll talk with native daughter and author Julia Reed about her new book "South Toward Home."
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The State Of Trade Under Trump: Tariffs, Bailouts And More

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 3:41pm
"The president does seem to be kind of taking credit here for solving a crisis of his own making," New York Times reporter Ana Swanson says.
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Trump's Bailout For Farmers, Amid Ongoing Tariff Talk

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump tweets, “Tariffs are the greatest,” but they're hurting farmers, so Trump is bailing them out. What does this tell us about his trade war?
Categories: Syndicated

Extreme Heat Wave Sweeps The Globe

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00am
A dangerous, and deadly heat wave grips the globe. We’ll look at where and why it’s happening.
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Michael Cohen Tape Suggests Trump Knew Of Deal To Buy Playboy Model's Story

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 9:05am
New audio of President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen suggests Trump knew about a deal to buy the exclusive rights to Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story of an alleged affair with Trump, years earlier.
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The Age Of The 3D-Printed Gun

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:01am
Coming soon — printing your own gun on a 3D printer. Is it the end of gun control?
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U.S. Colleges: A Front Line For International Spying

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00am
Maria Butina is the latest accused Russian spy to infiltrate an American university. Investigative journalist Daniel Golden, author of "Spy Schools," has the story.
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'Language Is So Important': Non-Binary/Trans Listener Weighs In On 'Theyby' Discussion

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 5:12pm
"I think, for me, the thing that I find missing most from these conversations is having people on, or chats, with actual trans and non-binary people to learn more about us," our caller Ali says.
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Stories Of Life With Cancer

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:27am
Asking questions and sharing personal experience are part of building the collective knowledge required to continue the search for a cure to cancer.
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Endangered Species Act Under Attack

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump administration proposes major changes to endangered species attentions. Critics call it a “death sentence for polar bears.”
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'Theybies': Letting Children Decide Their Gender

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00am
Is your baby a boy or a girl? Maybe, it’s a “theyby.” We’ll look at raising children without a gender designation.
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