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A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.

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Week In The News: Health Care Votes, Russian Investigation, London Terror

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:57:37 -0400

The fate of the GOP health care bill. The Trump camp and Russia. London terror. Neil Gorsuch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Grading The AHCA As The House Sets Up A Vote

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:30 -0400

As the House votes on the American Health Care Act we'll dig deep into what's in the bill, what's not. Who would win. Who would lose.

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#OnPointListens: Hello, Tampa

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:33:29 -0400

We are in Tampa, Florida on our national listening tour, asking Tampa citizens how they see this new administration—and America's future—unfolding.

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Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:25:14 -0400

Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn't go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto's weed killer.

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Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:39:29 -0400

President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We'll look at what's on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change.

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NPR's Embedded: Filming American Police

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:49:30 -0400

Police interactions caught on camera. The NPR podcast "Embedded" digs into what three different videos reveal about policing in America.

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Tillerson's Asia Strategy

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:22:14 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to a volatile Asia. We'll look at his agenda for North Korea, Japan and China.

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New WikiLeaks Releases Allege Vast CIA Network

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:04:53 -0500

WikiLeaks strikes again. This time revealing CIA hacking secrets. We'll unpack the latest developments and consider — is privacy dead?

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Where Have All The Giraffes Gone?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:03:27 -0500

Millions are captivated by a pregnant giraffe live-cam, but in Africa, the population is on the verge of extinction. A top nature writer shares that story.

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What The American Health Care Act Really Means

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:31:27 -0500

House Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But the devil's in the details. We'll dig in.

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U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff Talks Trump, Wiretaps, and Sessions

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:07:27 -0500

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, joins us to talk wiretaps, allegations against Jeff Sessions and U.S. national security.

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Week In The News: Trump's Joint Session, Sessions And Russia, Oscars Flub

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:15:23 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia contacts. President Trump before Congress. SpaceX and moon travel. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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The President's Military Plans, At Home And Abroad

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:42:26 -0500

President Trump wants a $54 billion jump in military spending. We'll look at that and the president's plan to quote, "obliterate" ISIS.

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Answers Around Our 'Age Of Anger'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:55:24 -0500

Our age of anger. We'll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today's anger. He says it's been a long time coming.

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Mexico Weighs The 'Trump Effect'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:57:28 -0500

President Trump's strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We'll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.

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Week In The News: Deportation Orders, Mexico On Edge, Town Hall Turmoil

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:03:22 -0500

New deportation guidelines. Fiery town hall meetings. Rollback of transgender policies. Testing U.S.-Mexico ties. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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One Historian's 'Brief History Of Tomorrow'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:39:26 -0500

If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls? One historian's view of the future.

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What Does The Next DNC Chair Need To Help The Party Win?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:03:28 -0500

Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party's national committee. After Trump's election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?

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President Trump Could Ramp Up Deportation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:55:25 -0500

New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally . The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.

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President Trump And A Worried Europe

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:25 -0500

America in Europe. The president's envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we're all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.

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