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Angela Duckworth On Grit And The Power Of Perseverance

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:01am
Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.
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Seeking Sites Of Global Genius

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
Seeking Sites Of Global Genius
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What It's Like To Live With Early-Stage Alzheimer's

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:01am
We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Animal Weaponry, Through The Ages

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
The vampire deer, and beyond. Animals and their impressive natural weaponry: antlers, horns, tusks, and more.
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Elizabeth Vargas On Fighting Through Alcoholism

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:01am
ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas joins us for a frank conversation about her battle with alcoholism.
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The Comma Queen Will See You, Now

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
They call her the Comma Queen. Lessons on life and language with the New Yorker’s ultimate grammar editor, Mary Norris.
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Letters To The Men In Mary-Louise Parker's Life

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:01am
Actress Mary-Louise Parker, star of “Weeds,” writes a series of letters to men and makes it her first book. She’s with us.
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The Art And Effort Of Personal Grace

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 12:00am
Finding and seeing grace, and how to bring it into our own lives.
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Key Pentagon Papers Figure Dispels ‘Baloney’ Myths — But He’ll Still See ‘The Post’

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:58pm
Leslie Gelb, who led the Department of Defense team that generated the Pentagon Papers, said on NPR’s On Point Friday that he’ll see the movie “The Post,” even though he’s critical of the popular understanding of the historic moment in American life.
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Journalist Sally Quinn: ‘Tom Hanks Does An Incredible Job Portraying My Husband, Ben Bradlee’

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:30pm
Longtime Washington Post writer Sally Quinn told NPR’s On Point Friday that the film “The Post” is “fabulous” and that Tom Hanks “does an incredible job portraying my husband, Ben Bradlee.”
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Week In The News: GOP Wins Tax Battle, Deadly Train Crash, Trump's National Security Strategy

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 3:22pm
A big GOP tax win. Trump’s national security vision. A deadly train crash in Washington State. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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'The Post' Puts Pentagon Papers Back On The Front Page

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 3:19pm
The new film “The Post” puts the Pentagon Papers back on the front page. We’ll dig in and consider its impact on journalism, now.
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GOP Achieves Tax-Cut Dream; What Happens To The Dream Of Home Ownership Now?

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:12pm
As Congress and President Trump cross the goal line on tax reform, we’ll look at what the plan means for homeownership and the American dream.
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Saxophonist Miguel Zenón On Jazz And His Native Puerto Rico

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:02pm
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Miguel Zenón talks jazz and his native Puerto Rico.
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Crumbling America: Disasters Strike Roads, Bridges And Airports

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 8:10pm
The Atlanta airport loses power. A deadly train derailment in Washington State. What do they say about the state of American infrastructure and the promises to fix it?
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A Secret Pentagon UFO Program Searches For The Unexplained

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:55pm
UFOs. The Pentagon. A covert program revealed. The search for the unexplained. Is the truth out there? Really?
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Trump's White House Promises Muscular National Security Strategy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 6:53pm
The White House unveils its new national security policy: Superpower rivalries, and a more muscular American posture on the global stage.
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The Division In Christianity Over Sex

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 2:08pm
Five hundred years after the church was split by the Protestant Reformation, there’s a new division in Christianity. Now, it’s all about sex. Can the fissure be healed?
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A ‘Daily Battle’ To Stop Trump From Firing Mueller

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 1:34pm
Despite President Trump’s recent denial, there’s been speculation of late that he will fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
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The FBI Is Getting Dragged Into Politics Amid The Mueller Probe

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 5:06pm
The FBI and the Russia investigation. Anti-Trump text messages between former FBI officials are raising concerns about bias in the agency. We’ll dig in.
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