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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
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
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
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
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
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?
Campaign 2012 September 13, 2012
What impact will evolving events in the Middle East and the murder of a U.S. Ambassador in Libya have on the upcoming election? What influence did the conventions have on the electorate and what will voters be looking for in the upcoming debates?
Bob Balaban’s Creature From the Seventh Grade September 12, 2012
What makes a character work on the page or on the screen and just how important are those traumatic pre-teen years to a writer and actor’s later creativity?
Who Stole the American Dream? September 12, 2012
Why are average middle-class Americans struggling so hard to just stay afloat and which political and economic policy decisions of the past have led our country to its current state?
The End of Men September 11, 2012
How are gender dynamics changing in American society and beyond and what is the impact on marriage, sex, children, and work?