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Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Verse

We talk to the creators behind Spider-Verse (they also worked on The Lego Movie and its sequel) about how they successfully brought new heroes to an already-crowded multiplex.

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Look Out! Here Comes The Spider-Verse

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The News Roundup for February 15, 2019

From a national emergency to issues of press freedom around the world, we recap the week's top stories.

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The News Roundup for February 15, 2019

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Love In The Time Of Retirement

Many Americans are finding themselves single later in life. Some choose to live alone, and many like it that way. Others who wish to date are facing a rapidly changing scene for dating and romance.

In honor of Valentine's Day, we'll talk about what it means to be single and dating in your fifties and older.

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Love In The Time Of Retirement

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Anti-gun violence activists students arrive on the "March for our lives" bus to Fairfield Hills Campus, in Newtown Connecticut on August 12, 2018. KENA BETANCUR/KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After Parkland

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead. Some of the survivors — Emma Gonzales, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and others — have turned their mourning into action, marking a changing wind for gun laws around the nation.

We spoke with David Cullen, author of Parkland: Birth of a Movement and Columbine, who spent time getting to know the students and families affected by the Parkland shooting.

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A Year After Parkland

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The Value Of Truth: How To Keep News In Business

Last month, sites like Vice, HuffPost and BuzzFeed laid off more than 2,000 people. Frontrunners in the digital news arena, they were supposed to thrive where newspapers had declined.

What's going on in the business of news? And how might these companies get you to sustain them in different ways, including paying for their content?

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The Value Of Truth: How To Keep News In Business

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1A, The Daily And A News Cycle That Never Sleeps

Imagine the hosts of two of your favorite podcasts — 1A and The Daily from The New York Times — sharing a stage.

It happened. On a visit to Washington, The Daily's Michael Barbaro sat down with Joshua Johnson. They were joined by the BBC's Katty Kay and the Times' Adam Liptak and Mikayla Bouchard for a conversation about editorial judgment.

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1A, The Daily And A News Cycle That Never Sleeps

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The News Roundup for February 8, 2019

A crisis in the commonwealth (of Virginia), a new study on climate change reveals that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record and the latest on the political upheaval in Venezuela.

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The News Roundup for February 8, 2019

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Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook

It's been 15 years since Mark Zuckerberg co-created the social network in his dorm room. But like many teenagers, it's prone to misbehave and worry the grown-ups. Some expect Facebook to implode before it turns sweet sixteen.

We spoke with Roger McNamee, former adviser and early investor, about how the company changed the world in unexpected ways and — in his view — refused to do right by its users in times of trouble.

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Why We Keep Forgiving Facebook

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What Do Young Voters Want?

Teens and 20-somethings turned out for the 2018 midterms in a big way. What's behind that? And what might it mean for races in 2020?

As a part of our Across America project, we spoke with young people from around the country about why they're getting involved. 1A Across America is funded through a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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What Do Young Voters Want?

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Comedian Nicole Byer On Laughing At Yourself And Nailing It

Comedian Nicole Byer is in the business of telling it like it is. That's pretty much her M.O., whether she's doing standup or hosting Netflix's "Nailed It."

We talked with her about her wonderfully bawdy brand of comedy, and she left us with some quotable gems.

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Comedian Nicole Byer On Laughing At Yourself And Nailing It

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