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The Politics of Illness and Healthcare

David J. Morris talks the history of PTSD. Dan Harris discusses embracing meditation. David Nicholls on his new novel. Steven Brill discusses the politics behind the ACA.
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Hoping, Trying, To Save a Marriage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Connie tells Douglas that she wants a divorce, three decades after they first meet. David Nichols’ new novel tells what happens next.
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A History of PTSD, Written By a Former Marine Living With It

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder afflicts as many as 30 percent of conflict veterans, but its reach extends far beyond the armed forces. 
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Lessons From a Televised Panic Attack

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dan Harris broke down on a live national broadcast. Meditation helped him tune in to himself.   
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The Backroom Deals That Created the Affordable Care Act

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Steven Brill discusses how the Affordable Care Act was written and how it is changing—or not changing—the healthcare industry.
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How Corruption Drives Extremism

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Since the late 1990s, some governments have come to resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. 
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The Transformative Agenda of LBJ

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LBJ spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American political history since the New Deal, including the Civil Rights Acts; the War on Poverty; and Medicare and Medicaid.
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A Computer Virus, A Jailbreak, And A Potential Cyber War

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel, Amnesia, about a virus in an Australian prison computer system that causes hundreds of asylum-seekers to walk free.
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Looking Up From Your Smartphone, Perish The Thought

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Every time we pick up our smartphone to distract us when we are bored, we may be robbing ourselves of the opportunity to brainstorm, plan, or think creatively. 
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The Corrosion of Corruption, Spearheading The Great Society

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sarah Chayes on corruption as a great destabilizing force. Peter Carey talks about his new novel. The Bored and Brilliant Challenge. LBJ's legacy. 
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Directing the First American-Afghan War

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The new book from Robert L. Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad, discusses maneuvering Taliban dissidents, and launching the campaign that brought Hamid Karzai to power.
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How Will Digital Currencies Change Our Way of Life?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Digital currency could reinvent traditional financial and social structures, and bring the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. 
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Learning to Be Bored With Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The WNYC podcast New Tech City is taking on a big new project to get people to rethink their relationship with technology. They call it Bored and Brilliant.
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Bored With Gary Shteyngart, The Future of Bitcoin

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Robert L. Grenier on directing the war in Afghanistan. Debating life and art. Gary Shteyngart on his phone dependency. The future of cryptocurrency.
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To Pursue Art, or a Family?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Caleb Powell and David Shields recount four days together at a cabin in the Cascade Mountains, where they debate whether life is worth sacrificing for your art, or vice versa.
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#CookingUpAStorm with a Chef, an Editor in Chief, a Food Critic, and a Novelist

Monday, January 26, 2015

Today's guests tell us what they like to cook up in a snowstorm!
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#CookingUpAStorm with Leonard Lopate

Monday, January 26, 2015

We asked you to send us pictures of what you're cooking to make it through the blizzard. 
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Recipe: Dana Cowin's Steak au Poivre

Monday, January 26, 2015

This is a recipe with tips from Alex Guarnaschelli, of the New York City restaurant Butter.
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Recipe: Dana Cowin's Spiced Creamed Spinach

Monday, January 26, 2015

This is a recipe with tips from Chef Dan Barner, of Blue Hill at Stone Barns. 
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Leaving Family in Africa, Starting Over in America

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, Alexandra Fuller confronts tough questions about her past, the American man she married, and the family she left behind in Africa.
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Even Top Chefs Make Mistakes

Monday, January 26, 2015

We've all messed up in the kitchen. Three professional chefs share the lessons they learned from their spills, burns, and forgotten ingredients. 
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