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Navigating All That Music

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

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Is American Growth Over?

Is the golden age of American growth and innovation over? Gone for good? Big economist Robert Gordon says so. We'll listen, and challenge.

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The Power Of 'Presence'

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you're ready to act and win.

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Seeking Sites Of Global Genius

From ancient Athens to old Calcutta to U.S. hotspots now, we look around the world at the places and the conditions that have fostered genius.

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Autism: A History

A big fresh take on autism that begins with Patient Zero.

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Five Dictators Of Rome

The dictators at the end of the Roman Republic. Claudius, Caligula, Nero and more. How they ruled.

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Black Lives Matter And Civil Rights In Modern America

On Martin Luther King Day, a conversation about racism in America and Black Lives Matter with poet Claudia Rankine and activist DeRay Mckesson.

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Let Maria Popova Pick Your Brain

Maria Popova, internet philosopher sensation and creator of the blog, "Brain Pickings," on how to live a meaningful life in 2016.

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Bill Medley's Blue-Eyed, 'Unchained' Soul

Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley on that lovin' feelin', touring with the Beatles and his life in music.

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Making Our Workplaces Work For Everyone

Big thinker and working mom Anne-Marie Slaughter sparked debate when she wrote "Why Women Still Can't Have it All." She's back talking about a toxic work world.

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