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Iraq: Election Outlook

March 4, 2010

Tensions are high in Iraq ahead of this Sunday's national elections. An uptick in sectarian violence and concerns about the security situation have some fearing a low turnout. A preview of what the elections will mean for Iraqis, their...

Sheena Iyengar: "The Art of Choosing"

March 3, 2010

The power of choice: Understanding the motivations, biases, and cultural influences that determine the choices, large and small, we make in our lives

Environmental Outlook: Freshwater Fish

March 2, 2010

An environmental outlook on how hatchery fish alter the ecology of our inland waters.

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep"

March 1, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

Canyon Sam: "Sky Train"

February 23, 2010

Tibetan women on the edge of history. A third-generation Chinese-American recounts the stories of four women in Tibet whose lives were torn apart when China took control in the 1950s.

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast" (Rebroadcast)

February 21, 2010

Life after loss - Essayist and PBS NewsHour commentator Roger Rosenblatt recounts the struggle to help his son-in-law and three young grandchildren cope with the sudden death of his thirty-eight year old daughter

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast"

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast"

February 17, 2010

Life after loss - Essayist and PBS NewsHour commentator Roger Rosenblatt recounts the struggle to help his son-in-law and three young grandchildren cope with the sudden death of his thirty-eight year old daughter

The Latest on Aspergers and Autism

February 16, 2010

A move to include Aspergers within the definition of autism has raised concerns of families, physicians, educators and insurance companies. The latest on our understanding of Aspergers syndrome.

News Roundup - Hour 1

February 12, 2010

A new poll shows Americans increasingly dissatisfied and angry with the federal government, the Northeast digs out from record snowfall, and the Fed hints at raising interest rates. The stories behind the news of the week. A panel of...

The Vancouver Winter Olympics

February 11, 2010

The twenty first Winter Olympics start Friday in Vancouver, Canada. The costs, security challenges and political issues surrounding the games. And which athletes to watch.

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