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Michael Kinsley: "Old Age: A Beginner's Guide"

More than twenty years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a new book, he reflects on living with that diagnosis and why he thinks his fellow baby boomers should focus on quality of life instead of longevity.

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President Obama Ups The Number Of U.S. Special Operations Forces In Syria

President Obama has approved the deployment of an additional 250 Special Operations forces to Syria to advise and assist in the fight against ISIS. Join us to discuss the status of the conflict and new efforts to undermine the Islamic State’s power in the region and its influence beyond.

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Pamela Haag: "The Gunning of America"

Guns are often associated with American identity – from Revolutionary War militias to cowboys of the Wild West. A new examination of the firearms industry reveals how sales and marketing strategies shaped U-S gun culture.

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New Promise For Immunotherapy Cancer Drugs

New studies show immunotherapy drugs are effective against a range of cancers, and could become a more standard course of treatment. How medications that use the body’s own immune system can fight some of the most difficult-to-treat cancers.

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Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman is to replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note -- the first time in more than a century the front of our paper currency will feature a woman. Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson joins us with her take on the significance of the change.

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The Complicated And Contradictory Messages Young Girls Are Getting About Sex

In a new book author Peggy Orenstein says even if this age of helicopter parenting, today's mothers and fathers have little idea what their daughters are doing sexually and how they feel about it.

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New York Primary Results And The Ongoing Battle For Delegates

Results from the New York Democratic and Republican presidential primaries: Join us to discuss what the results mean for party rivals, the delegate scramble ahead and ongoing questions about the American campaign system.

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Michael VanRooyen: "The World's Emergency Room"

The most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers overseas today is violent attacks. The director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on why the field of humanitarian aid has become so dangerous and politicized, and how it needs to evolve for the future.

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What Britain’s Potential Exit From The EU Could Mean For Global Markets, The Migrant Crisis And Fighting Terrorism

As President Obama prepares to travel to London, the campaign to persuade British voters to stay in the EU is underway. What the 'Brexit' could mean for global markets and European efforts on the migrant crisis and terrorism.

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Navigating The Transition From School To The Workplace

Today’s college graduates are taking longer to find a job and settle into a career. High levels of student debt add to the challenge. Navigating the transition from college to the workforce.

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