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

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From Amazon To Foxconn: Major Companies Making Moves

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:15:58 -0400

Cities across the country court Amazon for its new headquarters. Wisconsin signs a $3 billion deal to snag Foxconn. We look at the competition for marquis employers.

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Japan's Tough Choices As North Korean Missiles Fly

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0400

With North Korean missiles zooming overhead, how does Japan prepare, defend and respond? Japan's tough challenges, military and diplomatic.

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Week In The News: Irma Destruction, DACA Uncertainty, Clinton Campaign Memoir

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:25:00 -0400

The trail of Irma. Trump and tax reform. Equifax outrage. Hillary opens the book on her failed campaign. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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A Major Mapping Of Cincinnati's Opioid Crisis

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:51:00 -0400

The Cincinnati Enquirer sent dozens of reporters into the field for seven days to report on the heroin crisis. They returned with an alarming snapshot of a national epidemic.

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Equifax Hack: Assessing The Data Breach

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Millions of Americans' most sensitive personal information is now out there for sale to thieves and governments. What do we do to fix this?

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DeVos Moves To Rewrite Campus Sexual Assault Rules

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:14:00 -0400

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos thinks students accused of campus sexual assault aren't getting a fair shake. And she's going to change that.

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The Big Business Of Youth Sports

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:37:00 -0400

School and town youth sports leagues are being replaced by privatized, professionalized club teams. We ask what it means when youth sports go pro.

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Week In The News: The President On--And Off--Script, Afghanistan Plan, Border Wall Funding

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:51:00 -0400

Trump in Phoenix. More troops headed to Afghanistan. Threat of government shutdown over border wall funding. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Hoarding The American Dream

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:45:00 -0400

The top 20 percent of this country, not just the top one percenters, is leaving everyone else behind. We'll talk with the author of "Dream Hoarders."

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The Buried, Secret Lives Of Trees

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:07:00 -0400

The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, says forester Peter Wohlleben. They have families. We'll sit down with the tree whisperer.

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Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:00 -0400

Mo Willems, acclaimed children's author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette's baguette and finding empathy in today's world.

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The Magic And Mythology Of The Solar Eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:43:00 -0400

Eclipse mania sweeps the nation. We'll dig into the science, the history, the culture, and the folklore of the astronomical phenomenon.

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Week In The News: Charlottesville Aftermath, Trump Talk, Barcelona Terror

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:43:00 -0400

White nationalist violence in Charlottesville. President Trump blames "both sides." CEOs defect. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Competition To Be Content King

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:57:00 -0400

Netflix's quest to stay content king. They just got Shonda Rhimes. But with Disney and Apple in the game can they sustain the momentum?

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What's Going On With White Supremacy?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:33:00 -0400

White supremacists think they have a president who understands them. We dig deep into the supremacist movement in America today.

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