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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
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?

Campaign 2012  September 13, 2012
white house

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
Hedrick Smith

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
The End of Men

How are gender dynamics changing in American society and beyond and what is the impact on marriage, sex, children, and work?

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