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International Issues Outlook

International Issues Outlook

January 3, 2011

Foreign policy challenges in 2011. A look ahead at the U.S. role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, global economic trends and America’s influence in the world.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

WikiLeaks: New Disclosures and Legal Issues of Its Founder

December 9, 2010

Despite a series of severe blows, Wikileaks is going strong and continuing to release classified documents. Over the last few days, Julian Assange, the site’s founder, was denied bail in London; Wikileaks' primary address was...

Nuclear Power Plant Future

Nuclear Power Plant Future

November 9, 2010

Problems led to the temporary shut-down of two East Coast nuclear power plants over the weekend. The nuclear power industry – its safety record and its future.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Environmental Outlook: The Vertical Farm

October 5, 2010

By 2050 an additional three billion people are projected to living on earth - most of them in urban areas: The case for sustainable cities, urban agriculture, and vertical farms.

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

September 30, 2010

How the nine months before birth can affect the rest of a person's life. Understanding the growing body of research that connects experiences in the womb and lifelong health.

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry" (Rebroadcast)

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry" (Rebroadcast)

September 6, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

Fertility's Legal Issues

Fertility's Legal Issues

August 16, 2010

Advances in assisted reproductive technology have multiplied options for people wanting to have a baby. But the law has not kept up with the science. The new legal and ethical frontiers of modern parenthood.

The Future of Magazines

The Future of Magazines

August 10, 2010

Magazines are in trouble. Hundreds of periodicals folded last year and the former powerhouse Newsweek was sold for a dollar in exchange for millions in debt: What’s ahead for the magazine industry in the digital age.

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