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Russell Brand Says He Wants A 'Revolution'10/15/14
The wild, funny, blithely offensive comedian Russell Brand takes on the world's woes with us. He says he's got the answer.
Sonia Sotomayor And The Supreme Court's New Term
Joan Biskupic on the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, Sonia Sotomayor, and the high court's agenda now.
Mayors On The Future Of America
We talk with mayors from across the country on going local to find the future. Plus: Jack Beatty on Boston's own Mayor Menino.
How America Has Lost Its Way
Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has been in the road in the USA. He says America has lost its way. He joins us.
The Force Is Strong With This Franchise
A long time ago in a galaxy called George Lucas, "Star Wars" was born. We look at how "Star Wars" conquered the cultural universe.
"Latino America": The Politics Of A Population Boom
Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?
How To Avoid A Fully Automated Future
Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He's with us.
Peter Thiel Thinks We All Can Do Better
Silicon Valley's Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder's call for deep invention.
The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider
All about hard cider. It's all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We'll look at the history and comeback.
The Real Story Of Playwright Tennessee Williams
Great American playwright Tennessee Williams' battle for art and sanity - a big new biography brings his story alive.
The Educated Sheep Of The Ivy League
A loud complaint that some top American colleges are turning out "excellent sheep." A sharp critique of the Ivy League.
Naomi Klein On 'Capitalism Vs. The Climate'
Big climate protests in New York before a big UN summit. Activist and author Naomi Klein says change the economy or die. She's with us.
Author Joseph O'Neill On His New Novel 'The Dog'
Author of "Netherland," novelist Joseph O'Neill is back, with "The Dog," on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.
How Billionaires Are Remaking The World
Billionaires. We'll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.
An Insider's View Of The Bob Dylan Story
A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. "Another Side of Bob Dylan."
Psst! Your Data's Showing
We'll talk to the co-founder of dating site OkCupid about human nature, love and the future of big data.
Back To Benghazi
Investigative reporter Mitch Zuckoff goes deep on Benghazi. What really happened. What it could mean.
How Humans Deal With A Changing Natural Environment
MacArthur "genius" Ruth DeFries looks at humanity's long, deep integration with nature - and what comes next. She's hopeful.
A Secret History Of Civil War-Era Women
True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy."
A Fan's Argument Against Football
One outspoken fan's reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.
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