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How Current Campaign Finance Laws Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie is among those speaking out against the U.S. campaign finance system: How the Citizens United ruling, limits on individual donations and so-called dark money are shaping campaign strategies the 2016 presidential race.

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Environmental Outlook: A New Push For Carbon Removal

The climate agreement reached in Paris last month set ambitious goals for curbing global warming. Some say those goals cannot be achieved through reducing emissions alone and that it's time to take a more serious look at carbon removal.

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Latest Advances In Gene Editing: The Possibilities And Risks

Experts call the new gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 the most precise and affordable way to manipulate the code of life. What the latest advances in gene-editing technology could mean for disease prevention.

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President Obama Considers Executive Action On Gun Control

President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey to discuss possible executive action on gun control. We discuss the president's potential moves and the ongoing debate over curbing U.S. gun violence.

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Generational Expectations In The Workplace

Do different generations have different expectations for the workplace?

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The Power Of Toxins In Vegetables (Rebroadcast)

Another reason to eat your fruits and vegetables: Recent research shows that small doses of the toxins naturally found in plants can boost our immune systems, protect against brain disease and help us live longer. We look at the toxins in plants and other anti-aging insights.

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Neil Gaiman: "Trigger Warning" (Rebroadcast)

A conversation with best-selling author Neil Gaiman on his latest collection of short fiction and poems. He warns his new anthology could trigger flashbacks and anxiety. Known for his eerie tales including “Coraline” and “The Graveyard Book,” the author explains why he thinks fiction is dangerous.

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The Gym Desert East Of The Anacostia (Rebroadcast)

If you live in one of the D.C. neighborhoods that feels like it has a yoga or spinning studio on every other block, you might be surprised to find out that there are no private gyms in Wards 7 or 8.

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Caring for Adults with Autism (Rebroadcast)

More than 50,000 individuals with autism enter adulthood every year. Yet relatively little has been done to support them or their families. We discuss caring for adults with autism.

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Journalist, Author And MacArthur Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates (Rebroadcast)

Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates was just named a MacArthur Fellow. A conversation with Coates about the devastating effect of mass incarceration on black families and his recent memoir about growing up in inner-city Baltimore.

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