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Saving The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Lifetime M.D. Dr. Nortin Hadler joins us to look at what's happened to the doctor-patient relationship, and how to save it.

Saving The Doctor-Patient Relationship

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On American Values

NBA all-time great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his call to heal this angry, divided country.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On American Values

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Fixing Our Slow-Growth Economy

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz joins us, to look at what the world is facing – economically – right now. And Douglas Holtz-Eakin responds.

Fixing Our Slow-Growth Economy

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'Two Homes, One Childhood': Co-Parenting After Divorce

Taking care of your kids' needs after a divorce. Psychologist and divorce expert Robert Emery discusses his new book "Two Homes, One Childhood."

'Two Homes, One Childhood': Co-Parenting After Divorce

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The Dangers Of A Big Ego

Ego. A new book says that in business and in life, "ego is the enemy." Is there really no such a thing as a healthy ego?

The Dangers Of A Big Ego

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The 'Sapiens' Story

A new history of us --Homo Sapiens — and why fiction – stories – let us rule the world.

The 'Sapiens' Story

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How Your 'Pedigree' Prejudices Your Employer

Who gets the top jobs in America? A new book says people who look like the people who already have them. We'll investigate.

How Your 'Pedigree' Prejudices Your Employer

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A Loeb Library For Indian Literature

The stunning poetry, prose, history and philosophy of classical Indian literature. Emerging in a huge new collection. We'll dip in.

A Loeb Library For Indian Literature

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Imperial Priest: California's Father Junípero Serra

Father Serra and the tough history of the priest and colonialist who brought the Spanish Empire and the church to California, three centuries ago.

Imperial Priest: California's Father Junípero Serra

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The Sweet Memphis Sound Of 'Beale Street'

Walkin' in Memphis. We'll look at the history of Beale Street and how the Memphis Sound came to be.

The Sweet Memphis Sound Of 'Beale Street'

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