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

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Under Trump, California Goes Its Own Way

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:39:28 -0400

From climate change to healthcare reform and sanctuary cities, California takes center stage in the resistance to President Trump. Are they California dreaming?

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Trump's Budget Cuts Safety Net Spending

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:15:30 -0400

The President's budget is out. Though the rollout is quiet, the impacts would be huge. $800 billion slashed from Medicaid for starters. We'll take a look.

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Cautioning Against Future Catastrophes

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:34:16 -0400

Former top White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke joins us to talk Russia, cyber security, more threats headed our way – and what we can do to stop them.

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Terror Strikes in Manchester

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:55:35 -0400

At least 22 dead after an attack at a concert venue in Britain. An alleged assailant dead in the blast. Britain calling it a 'terrorist incident.'

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Hold The Meat

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:09:34 -0400

Investors are forking over big bucks to invest in the faux meat industry. Will this save the planet and humanity? And how does it taste?

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President Trump On The World Stage

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:45:40 -0400

The president is abroad while political storms brew at home. We'll look at how President Trump is faring on the world stage.

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Week In The News: Special Counsel, Trump Under Fire, Remembering Roger Ailes

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:21:29 -0400

Bombshell week in Washington. Classified information shared with Russia. Special Counsel appointed. Roger Ailes. The president heads abroad on his first foreign trip. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Old-Timey Tunes With One Pokey LaFarge

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:27:36 -0400

We go to St. Louis to hear Pokey LaFarge and his band –from their manic retro best to their no-joke take on America's streets today.

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Sen. Ben Sasse Is On The Hunt For 'American Adults'

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:03:29 -0400

Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska always speaks his mind. And he has plenty to say about President Trump, James Comey, Washington politics, even how we're raising our children. He's with us.

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Please, Let's Make It 'Awkward'

Thu, 11 May 2017 14:15:00 -0400

The psychology and science of social awkwardness. How to embrace your own quirks and idiosyncrasies to become the best version of yourself.

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How 'War and Peace' Became A Broadway Musical Smash

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:37:00 -0400

"War and Peace" on Broadway. "Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812" is up for a dozen Tony Awards. We talk to the creators and star Josh Groban.

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Week In The News: Health Care Vote, Comey's Nausea, Clinton's Blame

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:13:00 -0400

Another attempt to replace Obamacare. James Comey in the hot seat. Hillary Clinton on why she lost. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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A Prescription To Reduce Our Prescriptions

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:15:00 -0400

Alternative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil says we take too much medication, and it's hurting us more than we know. He says there are better options.

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President Trump's Affection For Despots

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:49:00 -0400

President Trump continues to praise strongmen and dictators across the globe, and his embrace of these despots sets off alarm bells at home and abroad.

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Lead In Our Water: The National Picture

Tue, 02 May 2017 14:13:00 -0400

It's not just Flint. More cities have dangerous lead levels in their drinking water. We'll look at where and what's going on.

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25 Years After The Los Angeles Riots, Tensions Remain

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:35:00 -0400

Twenty-five years after Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots, and in the wake of Ferguson and more, America is still asking: Can we all get along?

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Week In The News: Tax Plans, Government Funding, NAFTA

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:13:00 -0400

Funding the government. An about-face on NAFTA. Tax plans. Sanctuary cities. Arkansas executions. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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A Nation Engaged 100 Days Into The Trump Presidency

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:03:00 -0400

The American presidency and Donald Trump. We're teaming up with NPR at presidential libraries around the country to ask how you see this president.

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All In Again In Afghanistan?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:09:00 -0400

After a bloody Taliban attack on a military base, Defense Secretary Mattis is in Afghanistan. How long and deeply should the U.S. stay involved?

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The Meaning Of Our New Mindfulness

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:39:00 -0400

From apps, to the office, meditation and mindfulness are bigger than ever. We'll take a deep breath and explore the realm of om.

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A Big Call To Re-Connect With The Global Order

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:27:00 -0400

A grand new counter trend strategy for global order. Big foreign policy thinker Anne-Marie Slaughter says embrace connections not borders.

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