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IRS Scandal; Roberts Court; Gender at Work; Daily Obit

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Press Secretary Jay Carney (AFP/Getty Images)

The White House is on the defensive this week. Hear about the latest on the various controversies in Washington. Plus: Supreme Court watcher Marcia Coyle on her new book The Roberts Court; John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and his co-author Barbara Annis of the new book on gender-based misunderstandings in the workplace; and New York Times obituaries editor Bill McDonald on the obituary of the day. 

The IRS Scandal, In Context

The FBI has launched an investigation into IRS agents targeting certain conservative 501(c)(4) groups that had words like "tea party" and "patriot" in their name. Some see a politically-motivated scandal, some see efforts to reign in improper use of the "social welfare" designation. NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley discusses the mounting pressure on the Obama administration and what comes next.

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The Impact of the Roberts Court

Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal, frequent guest on the PBS NewsHour, and author of The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution, looks at the ideological divides on the Supreme Court and how they play out on cases involving guns, health care, corporate "citizenship" and racial preferences.

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Mars and Venus at Work

This interview originally aired live on May 15, 2013. An edited version was re-broadcast on September 2, 2013 as part of a special best-of episode for Labor Day.

Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray, and workplace gender expert, Barbara Annis, talk about their new book Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots between Men and Women in Business and the likely suspects for gender-based misunderstandings in the workplace.

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Obituary of the Day: Billie Sol Estes

New York Times obituaries editor, Bill McDonald, discusses one person's life featured on today's obit page. Today: Texas con man Billie Sol Estes.

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