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

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Pulling Out Of Car Ownership


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


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:31:34 -0400
Summary: 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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Can Startups Share Their Big City Success?


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:15:35 -0400
Summary: The unaffordable urban paradise. Richard Florida says that startups are now tearing cities apart...


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Impacts And Infrastructure In Extreme Heat


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


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:25:06 -0400
Summary: 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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All Eyes On Georgia's Special Election


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:55:55 -0400
Summary: Georgia's state of mind and message for the nation after the most expensive congressional race ever...


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The Future Of Mental Health Therapy


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:31:32 -0400
Summary: Digitized therapy. Are apps the new frontier to manage our mental health? We'll get the download...


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Amazon Wants To Eat Whole Foods, And Put Retail In A Jam


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:01:30 -0400
Summary: "Alexa, I want to order a pound of kale." We'll unpack Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and the future of retail...


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Alex Jones And A Platform For Everyone?


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:25:32 -0400
Summary: Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and what deserves the national television spotlight...


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Betsy DeVos' Vision For American Education


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:53:30 -0400
Summary: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suspends the crackdown on for-profit college abuses. What else is she up to?..


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Redefining Fatherhood


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:51:37 -0400
Summary: Before Father's Day, the evolving role and perceptions of modern-day dads. What's changing. What's not...


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Week In The News: Alexandria Shooting, Trump Under Investigation, Sessions Hearing


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:13:34 -0400
Summary: 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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The Story In Our Smiles


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:03:32 -0400
Summary: American dental. The story our teeth tell about beauty, wealth, poverty and American healthcare...


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Civil Society Under Fire


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:21:35 -0400
Summary: After the baseball field shooting, we'll look at civil society under fire. Are we coming undone?..


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Art And Politics Collide In 'Julius Caesar'


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:33:32 -0400
Summary: 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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Sessions' Senate Intelligence Hearing


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:56:38 -0400
Summary: Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony, and what's happening in the U.S. Senate behind closed doors on healthcare...


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Preventing Lyme (And A New Disease) As Ticks Spread


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


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:01:02 -0400
Summary: 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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Political Upheaval In The U.K. And France


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:13:35 -0400
Summary: What now for Britain and the Brexit after stunning election losses by Theresa May and her Conservative Party?..


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Naomi Klein's Call For An Unapologetic Trump Resistance


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:43:30 -0400
Summary: 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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Do We Know If Trump Obstructed Justice?


Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:25:31 -0400
Summary: Legal minds and the press parse the Comey testimony and Russia investigation...


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Week In The News: Comey Hearing, Trump Tumult, Terror In Iran


Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:55:38 -0400
Summary: Comey testifies. A new FBI Director nominated. Iran terror attack. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines..


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Geopolitics On The High Seas And In Today's Headlines


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:49:29 -0400
Summary: Former NATO top commander Admiral James Stavridis on the geopolitics playing out now on the world's oceans – and on land...


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A Comeback For Coal?


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:21:33 -0400
Summary: 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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Boys Will Be Boys, But They Can Be Feminists, Too


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:31:58 -0400
Summary: The call for a new playbook to raise healthy, happy boys. We'll unpack...


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Comey To Testify In Senate Tomorrow


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:11:42 -0400
Summary: 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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Arundhati Roy's Return To Fiction


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:03:27 -0400
Summary: 20 years after her smashing debut, novelist Arundhati Roy's back with a shattering mosaic of modern India...


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The Future Of American Infrastructure Under Trump


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:21:37 -0400
Summary: 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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The Science Of Lying


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:13:29 -0400
Summary: Why we lie. We'll explore the science behind our deceptive ways...


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Should We Regulate The Internet To Prevent Terror?


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:31:33 -0400
Summary: 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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Climate Change, Trump And The Paris Climate Accord


Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:39:27 -0400
Summary: President Trump pulls out of the Paris Climate Accord. What withdrawal means for climate change and US standing in the world...


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Week In The News: White House Turmoil, Kushner Questions, Tragedy In Kabul


Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:11:31 -0400
Summary: Jared Kushner's Kremlin back channel. White House shake ups. A deadly bombing in Kabul. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines...


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Got Back Pain? Join The Club


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:09:29 -0400
Summary: 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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The Bitcoin Bubble: Deciphering Digital Currency


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:43:27 -0400
Summary: The skyrocketing price of Bitcoin, and the appeal of alternative currencies...


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A Soundtrack To The Summer of Love, 50 Years Later


Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 14:51:35 -0400
Summary: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" gets remixed for its 50th anniversary. We'll listen...


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Stabbings And A Surge of Hate


Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 14:27:32 -0400
Summary: 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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Cattle, Cowboys And Change In The Old West


Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:57:33 -0400
Summary: Cattle drives, range wars, and the hidden history of the American west during the 19th century...


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Are We Headed For War With China?


Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:25:00 -0400
Summary: 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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Tim Gunn Wants The Fashion Industry To Work Harder On Fit


Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 12:09:00 -0400
Summary: "Project Runway" fashion star Tim Gunn on how the fashion industry is failing plus-sized women...


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How To Navigate Your Child's Adolescence


Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 11:09:00 -0400
Summary: A new parent's guide to navigating adolescence. It's still a minefield out there...


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'Dangerous Woman': Pop And Feminism


Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 14:31:00 -0400
Summary: After the concert bombing, we'll listen to the girl power music and message of Ariana Grande and other female pop star...


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Week In The News: Trump Travels Abroad, Russia Investigation At Home, Attack In Manchester


Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 14:03:00 -0400
Summary: President Trump abroad. Manchester terror attack. Russia probe intensifies. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines...


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Sign Here, And Stay Here


Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 14:07:00 -0400
Summary: Even fast-food workers are signing noncompete clauses and confidentiality agreements. But at what cost?..


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Under Trump, California Goes Its Own Way


Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 13:39:00 -0400
Summary: 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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Tuberculosis And Rural Healthcare In America


Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:45:00 -0400
Summary: Alabama's tuberculosis epidemic and what it shows us about rural healthcare in America...


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Trump's Budget Cuts Safety Net Spending


Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:15:00 -0400
Summary: 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


Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:34:00 -0400
Summary: 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


Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 13:55:00 -0400
Summary: 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


Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:09:00 -0400
Summary: 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


Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 14:45:00 -0400
Summary: 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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