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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Rebroadcast)

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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Carly Simon: "Boys In The Trees"

A conversation with singer-songwriter Carly Simon about her memoir, "Boys In The Trees."

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The Top International Stories And Outlook For 2016

Foreign affairs journalists discuss the top international issues for 2016 including the rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the battle against ISIS, and the ongoing migrant crisis.

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Deborah Voigt: "Call Me Debbie: True Confessions Of A Down-to-Earth Diva" (Rebroadcast)

Deborah Voigt started singing as soon as she could talk. She eventually became one of opera's most sought after performers. But struggles with weight and addiction plagued her. A conversation with opera singer Deborah Voigt.

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New Questions About The Use Of Forensic DNA

Forensic DNA has a reputation as an infallible science that catches bad guys and exonerates the innocent. But some experts warn it might not be the silver bullet its perceived to be.

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Dave Isay On StoryCorps And The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Since its inception 12 years ago, StoryCorps has recorded the conversations of 100,000 Americans. This Thanksgiving the oral history project hopes to double that number with the help of a new app. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay talks about "The Great Thanksgiving Listen" and the transformative power of the interview.

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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.

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Steve Knopper: "MJ: The Genius Of Michael Jackson"

Veteran Rolling Stone magazine writer Steve Knopper, who has a new book on the complicated life and enduring legacy of Michael Jackson, talks about how the pop legend rose from humble beginnings in Indiana to become one of the world’s most beloved stars.

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Dan Jones: "Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty"

An expert on the Middle Ages and best-selling author of books on the era ("The Wars of the Roses," "The Plantagenets") turns to the Magna Carta. Dan Jones explains how the founding document of Western liberty came into being and why it has endured.

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Lookupable: The Hunt for New Words

Kojo explores the world of undocumented words and learns how one online dictionary aims to capture one million words that are missing from more traditional dictionaries.

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