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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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Grading Schools On Student Resilience And Self-control

This spring a handful of school districts in California will begin testing students on resilience and self-control, among other so-called social emotional skills. Debate over new federal standards on school quality and testing for non-academic skills.

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Twelve Years That Shook And Shaped Washington: 1963-1975

The years between 1963 and 1975 were formative and tumultuous for the District. Kojo sits down with a local playwright and the co-curators of an exhibition at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum to discuss how the era shaped the city we live in today.

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New Advances In The Understanding And Treatment Of Migraines

At last, there may be a new wave of good news for the many millions who suffer from migraines. As researchers uncover some of the mysteries behind the condition, new drugs are showing promise. The latest advances in our understanding of migraines and how to treat them.

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The Cost Of Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer's

A new report finds that family members caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's are making even greater financial sacrifices than previously thought -- like cutting back on work hours and selling personal belongings. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about why Alzheimer's is one of the most costly diseases for families and the nation.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump faces sharp criticism over comments about abortion. The Supreme Court deadlocks over union dues. And the FBI unlocks the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt: "The Rainbow Comes and Goes"

When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. A conversation with the broadcast journalist and his famous mother on life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child.

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Deep Learning And Artifical Intelligence

Earlier this month Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence program beat a top professional player in the complex game of Go. New frontiers in machine learning and what computers are now able to teach themselves.

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The History Of ISIS And How Its Rise May Shape The Future Of The Middle East

In recent years recruits to the Islamic State have carried out atrocities across Syria and Iraq and in multiple locations around the world -- most recently Brussels. The history of ISIS and how its rise may shape the future of the Middle East.

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Controversy Over Media Coverage Of The 2016 Presidential Race

Journalists are taking heat for being too easy on Donald Trump and too hard on Bernie Sanders. In the age of Twitter and Facebook, the role of political journalism has changed and become more polarized. Diane and a panel of guests discuss political reporting on the twenty-sixteen presidential race.

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