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

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Roger Cohen On Trump's Russia Challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:15:27 -0500

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on president-elect Trump and Russia. A stark warning on Putin's plans for Europe, NATO, and us.

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What Betsy DeVos Could Mean For Public Education

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

The confirmation hearings for Trump's controversial Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. We'll unpack the tough questions for the school vouchers advocate.

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A Dukakis Call For Electroshock Therapy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:15:20 -0500

Shocking the brain to treat depression. Does it work? Former presidential candidate Mike Dukakis and his wife Kitty say it saved her life. They join us.

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Week In The News: Obama's Farewell, Trump's News Conference, Cabinet Hearings

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:49:28 -0500

Obama bids farewell. Trump's fiery press conference. Rex Tillerson and key confirmation hearings. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Abstinence, HIV And Blood Donation

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:21:57 -0500

A 21 year-old gay man abstains from sex for a year so he can donate blood. That's the law, but is that what it takes to keep the blood supply safe? We'll look at science, fear and blood.

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Antarctic Ice Shelves And Global Dynamics

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:55:56 -0500

the crack in the Antarctic ice shelf grows by 11 miles. We'll look at what's coming, and talk with physicist Helen Czerski about the dynamics of the world around us.

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Ethical Quandaries In The Trump Cabinet

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:38:14 -0500

Ethics and the Trump Cabinet. Confirmations hearings for Trump's nominees begin before ethics reviews are completed. It's unprecedented. We're on it.

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What Sen. Jeff Sessions Will Hear At His AG Confirmation Hearing

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:37:56 -0500

The Jeff Sessions battle ahead. On the eve of his confirmation hearing, we look at the record, and questions for Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General.

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Week In The News: Obamacare's Future, New Year Terror, Russian Hacking

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:04:34 -0500

Obamacare showdown. Russian hacking hearing. Terror in Istanbul. Mariah Carey's New Year's meltdown. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Manufacturing In America: Fact And Fiction

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:30:39 -0500

Ford nixes a Mexico plant and promises 700 U.S. jobs. Can Trump's arm-twisting bring manufacturing jobs back home in a big way?

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2016: The Year In The News

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:56:13 -0500

We look back on 2016. Trump's win. Brexit. Syria. The big news stories out of a remarkable year, and where they're headed now.

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Are Your Friends Just Not That Into You?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:54:36 -0500

Do your friends actually like you? Researchers say half the time, probably not. A conversation about perceptions of friendship.

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The New Frontier Of Human Organ Transplants

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:52:15 -0500

Human transplants. Hand, face, uterus, even head transplants in the news now. We'll look at the widening frontier of transplant surgeries.

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Week In The News: Berlin Attack, Assassination In Turkey, North Carolina Bathroom Bill

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:52:12 -0500

The Berlin Christmas market attack. A Russian ambassador gunned down. North Carolina's political struggles. Trump takes the Electoral College. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Navigating The New Pot Talk In A Time Of Legal Weed

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:24:36 -0500

Pot in the family. With marijuana now legal in more states, the conversation between parents and teens is more complicated. We'll listen.

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Is This The End Of American Hegemony?

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:46:38 -0500

Ian Bremmer says the era of American global leadership is over with the election of Donald Trump. He makes the case for why and what comes next.

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The Philippines' Controversial President, Rodrigo Duterte

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:40:35 -0500

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte brags about a lot of things, including committing murder. We look at the Philippines under Duterte's rule.

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2017 Financial Forecast: Markets, Interest And The Economy

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:08:37 -0500

The economy in 2017. With the Dow nearing 20,000. Rising consumer confidence and Fed rate hikes, we'll look at what's shaping up for the new year.

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Movies To See This Winter

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:26:40 -0500

Best movies of the season. "La La Land," "20th Century Women," "Hidden Figures," "Gold." The critics are with us to dive in.

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