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

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Breaking Down The Third Presidential Debate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:34:31 -0400

Analysis of the final presidential debate and a look ahead at the candidates' strategies in the last weeks before Election Day.

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How 'Deprescribing' Could Change Your Medical Routine

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:26:26 -0400

Is it time to clean out your medicine cabinet? We'll look at the new push to get you to take fewer medications. It's called "deprescribing."

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Week In The News: Lewd Trump, Clinton Emails, Yemen Attacks

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:26:35 -0400

Trump under fire and unshackled. Misery after Hurricane Matthew. US airstrikes in Yemen. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Election 2016: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation With The BBC

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:56:36 -0400

We open trans-Atlantic phone lines to talk Brexit, Donald Trump Hillary Clinton and American Politics with you and British listeners of the BBC.

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Week In The News: VP Debate, Hurricane Matthew, No Peace For Colombia

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:52:32 -0400

A feisty VP debate. A second Snowden alleged at the NSA. No peace deal in Colombia. Evacuation and Hurricane Matthew. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Pot On The Ballot In 2016

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:52:25 -0400

Pot's on the ballot across the country next month. Five states may vote full legalization. Four more consider medical marijuana. We'll look at what it means.

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The Meaning Of Elena Ferrante (Whoever She May Be)

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:46:30 -0400

Italian writer Elena Ferrante is in the headlines after her true identity was revealed. But we'll look at the bigger story – how she speaks so powerfully to women's journeys.

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Election 2016: The Vice Presidential Debate

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:08:31 -0400

Sizing up the vice presidential debate. We'll look at Mike Pence and Tim Kaine and their take on the world and the White House.

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The Supreme Court At Large In An Election Year

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:28:34 -0400

The Supreme Court and the candidates. What a Trump or a Clinton presidency could mean for the High Court as it kicks off a new year.

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New Frontiers In Online Higher Education

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:00:58 -0400

We'll look at the new cutting edge in online higher education. MOOC's, micro-masters, and more. It's getting better. It's leading to good jobs.

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The Best Fall Movies, 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:16:29 -0400

"The Girl on a Train," "Moonlight," "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The best movies of the fall. What you can't miss.

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Could California Lead The Way On Pharmacy Price Negotiations?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:56:35 -0400

A California ballot question aims to force Big Pharma to bring down prices, and most California voters support it. Could the rest of the nation follow?

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American Prison Inmates, On Strike

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:46:28 -0400

U.S. prison inmates on strike. Protesting what they call slave-like conditions for incarcerated workers. We'll look behind the walls.

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Deadly Attacks On Aleppo Pick Up Force

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:22:37 -0400

Unrelenting aerial assaults in Aleppo, Syria by government forces and Russia. We'll look at the state of the battle, the crisis.

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New Reports Reveal Aggressive Pharmaceutical Push For Opioids

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:11:10 -0400

A new investigation into the role the pharmaceutical industry played in launching our current opioid crisis. We'll look at the industry's aggressive OxyContin push.

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How Trump And Clinton Are Preparing For Their First Debate

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:44:33 -0400

Debate prep. It's finally time for a faceoff. Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump. And the challenges and strategies they bring into their first presidential debate.

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Ian McEwan's Shakespearian 'Nutshell'

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:26:35 -0400

Few people can string together words as beautifully as Ian McEwan. He joins us to talk about his new tale of a prenatal Hamlet.

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden: To Pardon, Or Not To Pardon

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:10:28 -0400

To pardon — or not to pardon — Edward Snowden, the man who blew the lid off the U.S. government's spying on everyone. Plus, the latest on the terror attacks investigation in New York and New Jersey.

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