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February 12, 2016 Comment

Music From The Show

From Kasim Keto to Herbie Hancock.

February 12, 2016 4 Comments

The Poetry That Led To A Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia

After international outcry, the sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh was reduced to prison time and lashes.

February 12, 2016 17 Comments

Sanders, Clinton Clash In Last Debate Before ‘Super Tuesday’

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton clashed over healthcare reform, the influence of money in politics, foreign policy and more.

February 12, 2016 7 Comments

How Superdelegates Can And Can’t Change The Democratic Primary

Although Bernie Sanders won with a 22-point lead in New Hampshire, he and Hillary Clinton got the same number of delegate votes.

February 12, 2016 2 Comments

Just In Time For Valentine’s: The Judd Apatow Episode Of ‘Modern Love’

In this episode of the podcast, director Judd Apatow reads Brian Gittis’ essay “At the Hospital, An Interlude of Clarity.”

February 12, 2016 Comment

National Corvette Museum Opens Exhibit To Commemorate 2014 Sinkhole

With the cars and building repaired, the museum is opening a special exhibit that also explains where sinkholes come from.

February 12, 2016 2 Comments

How Social Media Affected The Oregon Standoff

The final holdout surrendered to authorities after hours of live-streamed phone calls, with tens of thousands of people tuning in.

February 12, 2016 2 Comments

New Hampshire Primary, Debates Scramble 2016 Campaigns

Juana Summers of Mashable and Julie Mason of The Press Pool on SiriusXM join us for our weekly political roundtable.

February 12, 2016 Comment

What Campaign Staffers Do When Their Candidate Drops Out

The former chief digital strategist for Rand Paul provides a window into what these dedicated workers do next.

February 12, 2016 Comment

Diplomats Aim For Temporary Syria Truce In A Week

Secretary of State John Kerry praised the agreement but noted that if it can be achieved, it would only be a “pause” in fighting.

February 11, 2016 Comment

Music From The Show

From RUMTUM to Ratatat.

February 11, 2016 19 Comments

$10-A-Barrel Oil Tax Could Add $3.50 To Average Fill-Up

President Obama’s proposed budget includes an oil tax to pay for higher spending on “clean transportation infrastructure.”

February 11, 2016 13 Comments

Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein’s Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

February 11, 2016 3 Comments

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Carbon Capture

Despite millions in government investment, “carbon capture and storage,” as it’s called, has largely flopped in California.

February 11, 2016 25 Comments

2016 Presidential Race Highlights Cultural Shifts

In addition to watching a presidential campaign, are we watching a unique cultural moment?

February 11, 2016 Comment

30th Anniversary Of Spud Webb, NBA Dunk Contest Champion

Spud Webb won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in a David and Goliath-type match up. Webb, 5’7″, was the shortest player to ever win.

February 11, 2016 8 Comments

State Of The State: Wyoming, Connecticut And Kentucky

As governors across the country issue their budget plans and outline policy proposals, we check in on three states.

February 11, 2016 6 Comments

Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.

February 10, 2016 Comment

Music From The Show

From The B52s to Ancient Lasers.

February 10, 2016 2 Comments

Yellen: Slower Rate Hikes If Economy Disappoints

While the Fed expects to raise interest rates gradually, they are not on any preset course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said.

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February 11 13 Comments

Gravitational Waves Discovery Confirms Einstein’s Theory

Scientists detected the gravitational waves after a pair of unusual black holes collided.

February 11 6 Comments

Pope To Visit Juárez During Mexico Trip

The border city is recreating itself after years of bloodshed – something Pope Francis lived through in Argentina.

February 11 25 Comments

A Senator Makes The Case For Authorizing Use Of Force Against ISIS

It's been a year since the president asked Congress to authorize the offensive already underway. Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing for a vote.

February 10 Comment

A Look At Prisons Around The World, With A Spotlight On Our Own

Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries and wrote about her experiences in a new book, "Incarceration Nations."