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David Kelley on How to Unlock Creative Confidence

Growing up in Ohio, David Kelley was the type of kid who would take apart car engines and washing machines. Today, the founder of the design firm IDEO and Stanford's design school focuses on creative ways to fix problems, from upgrading the Apple mouse to solving traffic jams. He joins us to talk about the importance of cross-collaboration, his book "Creative Confidence" and how each person can unlock his or her own creativity.

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Suicide Rate Nearly Doubles for Black Youth

A new study reveals the suicide rate for black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the suicide rate for white children fell. The study, published in the national medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, looked at youth ages 5 to 11 from 1993 to 2012. We look at the possible reasons for the rise in suicides.

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Cleanup Underway in Santa Barbara Coast Oil Spill

An underground pipeline that ruptured Tuesday has released at least 21,000 gallons of crude oil onto the beach and into the ocean along the Santa Barbara coast. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates the oil slicks stretch for nine miles. As cleanup efforts continue, we look at the environmental impacts of the spill, what may have caused it and what can be done to prevent future incidents.

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Becoming Peter Coyote

Actor Peter Coyote has lived many lives. He grew up wealthy in New York and went on to become a prominent figure in San Francisco's counterculture scene of the '60s. In his new memoir "The Rainman's Third Cure," the longtime Marin resident reflects on the many influences in his life, from his violent father to a Mafia consiglieri to poet Gary Snyder.

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Airbag Defect Spurs Largest Auto Recall in U.S. History

On Tuesday, a Japanese manufacturer facing scrutiny for fatal airbag ruptures doubled its recall of affected cars to 34 million, making it the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. In a complete turnaround, the company Takata admitted its airbags are defective. The problematic airbags explode and expel shrapnel and have been tied to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is still determining all of the models that need to be recalled, but said affected automakers include Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Chrysler.

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Banks Plead Guilty, Pay Billions to Settle Currency Rigging Charges

Five of the world's largest banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup will pay fines totaling $5.7 billion for manipulating foreign exchange rates. Four of the banks will plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges for their operation of a self-described "cartel" which regulators say defrauded consumers, investors and institutions around the world. We look at the settlement and its implications for future regulation of the global foreign exchange market.

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Mona Eltahawy on Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Journalist Mona Eltahawy made a bold statement when she wrote in a 2011 cover story for Foreign Policy magazine that Middle Eastern countries "hate women." Eltahawy explores this idea in-depth in her new book, "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution." Eltahawy joins us to share her own story of sexual assault at the hands of Egyptian riot police, why she chooses not to wear the hijab and what life is like for women in the Middle East after the Arab Spring.

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Giants' Manager Bruce Bochy Shares His 'Book of Walks'

Since joining the San Francisco Giants as manager in 2006, Bruce Bochy has brought home three World Series trophies and earned accolades for his managerial maneuvering, all the while maintaining his trademark calm demeanor. What's the secret to keeping that famously large head cool? Walks. Not the intentional baseball kind, but the leisurely, reflective variety. Bochy joins us to discuss his favorite walking routes, the team's performance so far in 2015 and the much anticipated return of outfielder Hunter Pence.

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ISIS Gains in Iraq Renew Questions about U.S. Strategy

Fighting among Islamic State militants and Shia-led militias continues around the Iraqi city of Ramadi, following the city's fall to ISIS over the weekend. The city's capture, which occurred despite increased air strikes in the region, has renewed criticism of the United States' efforts to defeat the Sunni extremist group. We discuss the political and military implications of the fall of Ramadi and whether the U.S. should rethink its strategy in the region.

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Navigating the Changing World of Self-Publishing

Do you have a novel you've been thinking about self-publishing, but you're worried about "self-publishing stigma"? Wondering if there are advantages of publishing an e-book as opposed to a paperback? Are you stumped as to where to find a good editor? We'll check in on the changing world of self-publishing, consider the pros and cons of the traditional publishing industry and answer your self-publishing questions.

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