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The Changing Nature Of Workplace Benefits

We explore changes in workplace benefits like pensions and health care, as well as what health care reform means for those who are locked into a job for the benefits.

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El Salvador's New President

As Salvadorans choose between two candidates in a presidential runoff election, we explore the challenges the victor will face, including gangs, drugs and poverty.

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The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

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From Ukraine To Venezuela, Is There A Global Democracy Crisis?

From Ukraine to Egypt to Venezuela, some see a recurring and distressing global pattern of popular protest movements failing to live up to their espoused democratic ideals. We consider whether democracy as a political idea is losing its luster around the world.

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Local And National Marijuana Debate

We consider local debates and proposed legislation amid a changing national landscape around decriminalizing marijuana.

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Judy Chicago On Feminism, Art And Education

Judy Chicago pioneered the concept of "feminist art" in the '70s, pushing back in a male-dominated art world. As Chicago's 75th birthday approaches, a trio of nationwide exhibitions and events celebrate her contributions to both fields. We talk with her about what's changed and what hasn't for female artists.

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CSX Rail Project Faces Opposition In Southeast

A proposal to retrofit and expand a decaying railroad tunnel in Southeast D.C. is pitting Capitol Hill and Navy Yard residents against one of the largest rail companies in the country. We explore how this complex local project fits into bigger shifts in the national rail network.

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Military Budget Proposal

As U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is looking to trim its budget. We hear what's on the table, why change is necessary and how it will affect military families.

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Rachel Louise Snyder: "What We've Lost Is Nothing"

A string of burglaries in a racially diverse neighborhood exposes hidden racial tensions in a new novel by Rachel Louise Snyder.

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Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

Last week a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. We consider the implications of the ruling and find out where the case goes from here.

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