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"Search Education Evangelism"

Kojo chats with Dan Russell, Google's point person on "search quality" and "user happiness."

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Prospects for Change in Cuba

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.

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Basketball Brackets & Billions of Dollars

Sports writer Dave Zirin joins us to explore the big business behind the NCAA basketball tournament, and where the athletes who play the games fit in - and don't.

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Maryland Explores Public-Private Partnerships

Maryland's legislature is considering a bill that would encourage state agencies to seek private partners on big government projects, including building and maintaining public facilities like roads, bridges, and schools. We explore the potential implications of the move.

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Alcoholism

Many millions of people suffer some negative consequences as a result of drinking alcohol: Personal perspectives on what works and what doesn't it the effort to quit drinking

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Trayvon Martin and Race Relations in America

On Friday President Obama said, "If i had a son, he’d look like Trayvon." Though the President didn’t specifically mention race in his comments, race has been the discussion since the death of the Florida teenager made news...

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Taking on Truancy To Reduce School Dropouts

Skipping school. Playing hookey. Cutting class. We all know people who did it...if we didn't do it ourselves. Today, statistics show chronic truancy often precedes a teenager's decision to drop out of school. So what can a community do?

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Betting on the Lottery

Americans spent $1.5 billion in the frenzy over last week’s Mega Millions lottery. When the dust cleared there were three winning tickets. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands participate in the...

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Jon Gertner: "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation"

Bell Labs in New Jersey was to technological innovation in the mid-20th century what Silicon Valley in California is today. An editor at Fast Company magazine describes the environment which fostered 13 Nobel Prize winners and the development of radars, lasers, transistors, satellites and mobile phones.

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Efforts to Deal With Bullying (Rebroadcast)

An estimated one in six children and teenagers will be bullied this year. A new documentary highlights how bullying can trigger a cycle of violence. Diane speaks to the director of the film "Bully," one of the teenagers who appears in the...

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