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The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design

New York City's LaGuardia Airport to be torn down and rebuilt. We'll consider what makes a great airport now, and how the US stacks up to the global competition.

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Do Background Checks For Gun Sales Really Work?

Guns, background checks, and mass shootings. A new outcry over the system that decide who gets a gun and who doesn't.

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Young Author Finds Success 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'

Writer Julia Pierpont is getting rave reviews for her debut novel — "Among the Ten Thousand Things" — about a marriage in crisis. She joins us.

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Obama, America And Africa Today

The United States and Africa. What we see in and beyond President Obama's big visit.

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The Very Best Of Barbecue

From secret sauces and rubs to hickory and folklore, we will celebrate and sample the best barbecue in the land. Bring napkins!

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Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina And The 2016 Election

Sixteen Republicans are running for president. Two of them — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina — join us.

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Exercising The Aging Brain

From forgetting the keys to real dementia, the exercises – body and mind – that can actually help the aging brain.

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Week In The News: Sandra Bland, Cuban Embassy, Obama In Kenya

The traffic stop and Sandra Bland. The Cuban flag flies in Washington. A Trump tizzy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Why Thousands Of Rape Kits Are Going Untested

More than 70,000 untested rape kits in more than 1,000 police departments across the country. We'll ask why.

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Documenting California's Epic Drought

A reporter and photographer on a road trip across California, looking at how the drought has reshaped lives there.

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