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Private Space Flight Blasts Off With Falcon Heavy Feb. 8, 2018
Falcon Heavy roars into the sky – the most powerful rocket ever sent into space by a private company. We'll look at SpaceX and the private space industry.
After Senator Bob Menendez's bribery case is dismissed, we'll ask if it it's now impossible to prosecute politicians for corruption.
Live by the Dow, die by the Dow? We'll look at the economic tea leaves and realities of a volatile market.
How To Push The Limits Of Human Endurance Feb. 6, 2018
Just in time for the games in South Korea, a U.S. Olympic cross counter skier and a sports science writer on what it takes to push the boundaries of human endurance.
What Did Pope Francis Know About Sex Abuse In Chile? Feb. 6, 2018
Pope Francis provokes condemnation by doubting victims of sex abuse.
A Living Will For Alzheimer's Feb. 5, 2018
Should you prepare for a possible Alzheimer's diagnosis with a living will?
What The Nunes Memo Says, And Doesn't Say Feb. 5, 2018
The Nunes memo is out. What does it say? What doesn't it say? Will President Trump use it to fire the Department of Justice's No. 2 — or Robert Mueller?
Ready, set, Super Bowl. The big game caps the NFL's season of discontent.
President Trump's take on the State of the Union. Russia memo fireworks. Olympic ban lifted on some Russian athletes. The super blue blood moon. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
Afghanistan War Continues, 16 Years And Counting Feb. 1, 2018
America's war in Afghanistan 16-years and counting. Is there any way to win or get out?
Trump Pledges To Lower Drug Costs — Can We Do It? Feb. 1, 2018
President Trump says going after the high cost of prescription drugs is a top priority. We'll examine his medical checklist.
The Latest Millennial Trend: Farming Jan. 31, 2018
The next generation of farmers coming from cities. We'll look at why millennial professionals are ditching suits for pitchforks.
President Trump on the State of the Union. The White House says it's "incredible." What do you say?
Can You Balance Screen Time And Family Time? Jan. 30, 2018
Family time versus screen time. Anya Kamenetz, NPR's digital reporter and mother of two, says they really can co-exist.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe resigns abruptly. Are we steps away from a constitutional crisis?
The Waco Siege, Revisited Jan. 29, 2018
Twenty-five years after the siege, the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas returns to TV. We're talking to the show's co-creators, Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle, about "Waco."
President Trump unveils a new immigration framework, including a path to citizenship for DREAMers. We'll unpack it, and consider its prospects in Congress.
Dunkirk, the sweeping World War II epic nabs eight Academy Award nominations. We'll look at the film and the real life, heroic mission.
Trump at Davos. DACA and the wall. Secret anti-FBI memo controversy. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.