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

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Pulling Out Of Car Ownership

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:07:34 -0400

Is car ownership going the way of the horse and buggy? We'll look at how ride sharing and driverless cars are turning the way we move.

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Week In The News: Health Care Reveal, GOP Victories, Philando Castile

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:31:34 -0400

Curtain's up on the Republican Senate health care bill. The GOP scores in Georgia. Dashcam video of the Philando Castile shooting. Otto Warmbier dies. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Impacts And Infrastructure In Extreme Heat

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:45:45 -0400

Commuter planes that can't fly. Door handles too hot to touch. The heat dome crushing the southwestern U.S. This week puts other heatwaves to shame. We'll look at dealing with heat in abnormal new normal.

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Hoarding The American Dream

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:25:06 -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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Week In The News: Alexandria Shooting, Trump Under Investigation, Sessions Hearing

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:13:34 -0400

Political violence. The president under investigation. Jeff Sessions testifies. Manslaughter charges in Flint, Michigan. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Art And Politics Collide In 'Julius Caesar'

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:33:32 -0400

A New York staging of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" sparks hot controversy in the age of Donald Trump. We'll go to the play, and its politics.

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Preventing Lyme (And A New Disease) As Ticks Spread

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:37:33 -0400

The worst tick season ever is here, and experts warn that there's a disease deadlier than Lyme lurking in the woods. What you need to know.

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A Failed Experiment And A Republican Revolt In Kansas

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:01:02 -0400

Kansas lawmakers – Republicans — revolt and undo their own austere tax cuts. We'll unpack what happened to the GOP's "Kansas Experiment."

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Naomi Klein's Call For An Unapologetic Trump Resistance

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:43:30 -0400

Liberal activist writer Naomi Klein says President Trump marketed his way to the White House. Now she wants to bring him and his politics down hard. She's with us.

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A Comeback For Coal?

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:21:33 -0400

President Trump blasted the Paris climate accord as unfair to coal miners. Does abandoning the deal mean a boom for the coal industry?

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Comey To Testify In Senate Tomorrow

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:11:42 -0400

Getting ready for Comey: A primer. We look at the key players, the unanswered questions about Russia, and what's at stake.

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The Future Of American Infrastructure Under Trump

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:21:37 -0400

The president turns to the nation's infrastructure this week and is floating plans to sell off highways and airports and privatize air traffic controllers.

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Should We Regulate The Internet To Prevent Terror?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:31:33 -0400

Theresa May says the internet must be regulated following the London Bridge attack. So, how do you regulate cyberspace and should we?

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Got Back Pain? Join The Club

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:09:29 -0400

Tiger Woods and Golden State coach Steve Kerr and so many of the rest of us know the curse of back pain. We look at cures, from cutting-edge to tried-and-true.

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Stabbings And A Surge of Hate

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:27:32 -0400

The stabbings in Portland, Oregon and on the University of Maryland campus. We'll look at the rise of hate in America.

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Are We Headed For War With China?

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:25:00 -0400

A historian tells us old superpower US and rising superpower China are on a collision course for war – and only careful and painful politics will prevent it.

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Under Trump, California Goes Its Own Way

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:39:00 -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 14:15:00 -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 14:34:00 -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 13:55:00 -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 15:09:00 -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 14:45:00 -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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