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Listening Back To Our Conversation With Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, celebrated neurologist and best-selling author, has died at 82. We'll listen back to our remarkable 2013 interview with Oliver Sacks on life and aging.

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Competition For Resources In The Arctic

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama's in Alaska. We'll look at the stakes.

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Re-Examining The Legal Definition Of Sexual Assault

A verdict in the New Hampshire prep school rape trial. And calls for changing sexual assault laws.

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Looking Past A Shooting At American Gun Culture

Lessons from the Roanoke TV shootings. We'll look at the way forward with the New York Times' Nick Kristof and other top thinkers.

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The World's Disappearing Natural Sound

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We'll listen in.

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Week In The News: On Air Shooting, Wall Street Roller Coaster, Joe Biden's Rationale

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street's roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

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Amy Seek's 'Confessions of a Birth Mother'

Open adoption. How one birth mother gave up her child for adoption and stayed in his life.

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Why Don't We Have Mental Health Parity?

Insurance companies are required by law to cover mental health the same as physical health. So why don't they?

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'A Window Opens': Elisabeth Egan's Amazon Tell All

Author Elisabeth Egan's new novel is a kind of kiss and tell on life inside Amazon. She takes us there.

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New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. We'll look at how the city struggled, rebuilt, recovered — and where it stands now.

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