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The Unseen People Who Make Our Country Work  September 24, 2012
Photo by Scott Goldsmith 2012

Who really makes our country work? We’ll meet several of America’s real workers this hour.

The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns  September 20, 2012
The Victory lab

What new rules are in play for the 2012 election campaigns?

Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America  September 20, 2012
Fire in the Ashes

What happens to children born into the poorest communities of America once they come of age?

Life after Death Row  September 19, 2012
Life After Death

What is required to maintain sanity and self-control while incarcerated for a crime you insist you didn’t commit?

The Importance of Slang  September 19, 2012

How important is slang to the development of a language and the society it serves?

The Case For Progress In A Networked Age  September 18, 2012
Future Perfect

Can political progress still be possible in our country at a time when gridlock and extreme partisanship seem to be the norm?

A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change  September 18, 2012
The Last Hunger Season

What is life like for Africa’s small farmers – many of whom are women and most of whom struggle to even feed their families year-round?

Death and the Civil War  September 17, 2012
Gettysburg Dead

How did the devastating casualty rates of the U.S. Civil War affect Americans’ perception of death and what did this unprecedented loss of population change the country?

Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars  September 17, 2012
500 Days

There’s no doubt that the world changed forever in the 18 months immediately following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We’ll unravel the webs of deception and post-attack covert political actions this hour.

A Rough Guide To The Dark Side  September 13, 2012
A Rough Guide To The Dark Side

What happens when a New York Times foreign correspondent disagrees with his editor about the invasion of Iraq, quits his job, and then sets out in a drug-induced euphoria to launch a Serbian version of Woodstock on an island in the Danube?

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