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

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Answers Around Our 'Age Of Anger'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:55:24 -0500

Our age of anger. We'll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today's anger. He says it's been a long time coming.

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Mexico Weighs The 'Trump Effect'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:57:28 -0500

President Trump's strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We'll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.

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Week In The News: Deportation Orders, Mexico On Edge, Town Hall Turmoil

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:03:22 -0500

New deportation guidelines. Fiery town hall meetings. Rollback of transgender policies. Testing U.S.-Mexico ties. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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One Historian's 'Brief History Of Tomorrow'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:39:26 -0500

If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls? One historian's view of the future.

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What Does The Next DNC Chair Need To Help The Party Win?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:03:28 -0500

Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party's national committee. After Trump's election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?

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President Trump Could Ramp Up Deportation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:55:25 -0500

New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally . The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.

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President Trump And A Worried Europe

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:25 -0500

America in Europe. The president's envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we're all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.

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Week In The News: Flynn Fired, Puzder Backs Out, Oroville Dam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:19:24 -0500

Michael Flynn fired. Calls to investigate Trump's Russia ties. Netanyahu at the White House. California dam crisis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:09:25 -0500

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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Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:25:22 -0500

Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.

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Israel-U.S. Relations At A Reset

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:01:27 -0500

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to visit President Trump. Plus: the latest on the resignation of the President's National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

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New Moves On American Wind Power

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:17:25 -0500

Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We'll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.

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Week In The News: Sessions And DeVos, Warren Silenced, Patriots Stunner

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:50:28 -0500

Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos confirmed. Elizabeth Warren silenced. Trump's travel ban and the 9th Circuit Court. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:54:01 -0500

Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.

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President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:53:31 -0500

Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of '08. The President says he's going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?

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American Allies In A Time Of Trump

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:31:34 -0500

The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.

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How Aging Athletes Continue To Win Big

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:33:26 -0500

Tom Brady at 39 in his seventh Super Bowl. Roger Federer and Serena Williams win the Australian Open at 35. Age-defying athletes, and what they can teach us.

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Week In the News: Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Immigration Impact, Cabinet Battles

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:09:26 -0500

Uproar over Trump's immigration ban. A Supreme Court pick. A Trump blowup with Australia. New fighting in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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President Trump's SCOTUS Pick

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:49:27 -0500

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: The President announces his pick for the Supreme Court. We'll look at the nominee and confirmation battle ahead.

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Guarding Against Authoritarianism

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:51:23 -0500

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: in a time of fast, dramatic action, how do we assure that we don't lose democratic oversight?

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Deregulating The American Economy

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:26:23 -0500

In our 100 Day Spotlight: President Trump says he'll cut regulation by 75 percent, maybe more. What would deregulation mean for the economy, for workers, for the environment?

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President Trump And The Press

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:13:26 -0500

In our 100 Day Spotlight: President Trump and the press. He says it's war. Journalists say they're just out for truth. For facts. We dive in.

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