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Soylent Isn't People; But Is It The End Of Food?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

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Why Homeownership Isn't Catching Up With The Rest Of The Economy

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren't buying. We'll look at what American's think now about owning a home.

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The Takeaway

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thomas Menino has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a hugely important figure in Boston, and was elected mayor five consecutive times.

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Reading Dylan Thomas At 100

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A century after his birth, poet and writer Dylan Thomas lives on. We look at his exuberant work and short life.

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A Public Lands Controversy In The Great American West

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A big debate in the West over transferring Federal public lands to states. We'll hear from both sides.

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The Life And Times Of Rock n' Roll's 'Killer'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Southern storyteller Rick Bragg's big, new biography of "The Killer"--Jerry Lee Lewis.

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A Brief History Of Medical Quarantine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The history of quarantines, from the Spanish Flu to polio to Ebola and the challenge of fighting an epidemic and fear of the epidemic.

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The Digitized, Home-Delivered Future Of Our Food Supply

Monday, October 27, 2014

Will going to the grocery store be history? How the online order and delivery business is reshaping our food economy.

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A Student Massacre In Mexico

Monday, October 27, 2014

What really happened in that massacre of students in Mexico? Forty three missing. Mexico laid bare. We'll investigate.

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The 'Whiplash' Of Artistic Success

Friday, October 24, 2014

The new movie "Whiplash". The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts...sports.

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Week In The News: Terror In Canada, Midterm Horse Races, Remembering Ben Bradlee

Friday, October 24, 2014

Gunfire in Canada's capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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#GamerGate And A Culture Clash In The Making

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

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Understanding Our Wild World Markets

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We'll lay out the global economy now.

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The Country At The Epicenter Of The Ebola Outbreak

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We'll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

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Where We're Going, We'll Probably Still Need Cars

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The future of the car: from the fuels they'll run on, to the materials they'll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

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The 2014 Midterms: What Voters Really Care About

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We'll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

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Be Afraid: We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

Monday, October 20, 2014

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We'll unpack the science of fear.

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American Presidents Aren't All That Great

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

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Regina Carter's Jazz Goes Almost Everywhere

Friday, October 17, 2014

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album "Southern Comfort."

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Week In The News: Market Mess, Ebola Alarm, Election Hits The Home Stretch

Friday, October 17, 2014

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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