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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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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.

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Getting Your Due In Social Security Benefits

Many Americans never collect thousands they're due in Social Security. We'll look at why and how to get what – under current, confusing law – is yours.

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Cinderella, Ever After (And After, And After, And After)

Cinderella is back again, Disney-style. We'll look at the origins of the Cinderella story.

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Crime And Vengeance With Boston's Own Dennis Lehane

Best-selling author Dennis Lehane takes blood, crime and vengeance to Tampa in his newest novel, "World Gone By."

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Why 'Our Kids' Aren't Still Winning Today

When the doors of opportunity close on America's children. How and why it's happened, with Robert Putnam and his new book, "Our Kids."

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What You Really Find When You Look For Atlantis

Following the clues to find the lost city of Atlantis. It's a real life Indiana Jones adventure. Plus: a skeletal new link in the human evolution chain.

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