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Week In Politics: Obama's Mideast Trip, Immigration, Gun Control

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's trip to the Middle East and the ongoing debates over immigration and gun control.
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How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand

Can we really see the Universe in a grain of sand, even as we slog through traffic? Can we really hold infinity in our hands, even as we drop off the kids to Violin practice? Commentator Adam Frank says we can if we take the time to notice the beauty of the natural world surrounding us.
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Week In Politics: CPAC, Budget Negotiations, Pope Francis

Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Conservative Political Action Conference, budget negotiations and the new pope.
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School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.
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Snowquester Fizzles, But We're Humbled Anyway

After Snowquester fizzled, Scott Simon muses that snow forecasts falling so flat is a sound reminder, during a time of national debate, that experts can be wrong.
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Week In Politics: Unemployment, Rand Paul's Filibuster

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and a columnist with U.S. News & World Report. They discuss the latest unemployment figures, Rand Paul's filibuster, and Jeb Bush.

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