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Robert P. Jones: "The End Of White Christian America"

The CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute on the diminishing political power of white Christians in the United States, and what it means for the 2016 election.

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Caitriona Palmer: "An Affair With My Mother"

An Irish journalist sets out to find her birth mother. After they meet, they develop a close bond. But her mother has one condition – the relationship must remain a secret. A story of adoption, secrecy and love.

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Linda Greenhouse And Jeffrey Rosen On The Supreme Court, Past And Present

Two Supreme Court scholars use the lens of history to discuss the ongoing vacancy on the bench, and what's at stake for the Court and the country in the 2016 election.

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Mary Elizabeth Williams: "A Series Of Catastrophes And Miracles"

Immunotherapy has been billed as the most significant advancement in cancer treatment in generations. Six years ago few had ever heard of it. One woman’s story on how she became a breakthrough case for this revolutionary new approach.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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Roger Thurow: "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time For Mothers And Children—And The World"

A new book tells the story of the First 1,000 Days movement, an international effort to end malnutrition during the most crucial time of development, from the beginning of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.

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Frans De Waal: "Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?"

The well-known Dutch-American biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal is known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. In a new book, he shows how humans underestimate the intelligence of many animal species.

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Wayne Pacelle: "The Humane Economy"

This has been a significant year for the animal rights movement. Sea World vowed to stop breeding orcas. And Walmart pledged to sell only cage-free eggs. The head of the Humane Society on how consumer pressure and innovation are driving animal protection.

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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.

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David Kessler: "Capture: Unraveling The Mystery of Mental Suffering"

Dr. David Kessler, a former FDA commissioner, argues a single neurological process is the foundation of addiction and many mental disorders. Diane Rehm talks with him about his new theory on the root cause of depression, over-eating and drug abuse -- and implications for better treatment.

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