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It's A Question Of 'Character'

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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Real Italian Cooking With The 'Nonnas' Who Know It Best

Italian cooking with the nonnas who know it best. They join us with stories and recipes.

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The Comma Queen Will See You, Now

They call her the Comma Queen. Lessons on life and language with the New Yorker's ultimate grammar editor, Mary Norris.

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Shame: What Is It Good For? (Probably Nothing)

Public shaming. In the age of social media, it happens fast and furious. We'll look at shaming takedowns and what they tell us.

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Shedding New Light On Lady Day

A meditation on the life and music of Billie Holiday. The lady who sang the blues.

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The Enduring Value Of A Liberal Arts Degree

Fareed Zakaria weighs the value of a liberal arts education in our technology-driven time.

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How To Get Fit, For Less

Spring training. From easy-access yoga to outdoor exercise meet-ups, exercise plans you'll want to do.

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Hey Kids! Go Outside, Already

American kids today spend only four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors. We hear a new call to raise the "wild child."

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Our Protest-Free New Gilded Age

In our age of hyper-inequality, historian Steve Fraser asks when the little guy stands up and says "enough." He's with us.

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America, Versus Itself

Is America now its own worst enemy? Blowing a future that should be good? Harvard's Joseph Nye and the New Yorker's John Cassidy join us.

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