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Tuesday In Depth: February 28, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Will 'swing-state singles' decide the presidential election?

    This year there are 100 million unmarried adults eligible to vote and many of them are concentrated in states that are up for grabs: Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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  • 10:00 a.m.

    Rebranding teachers

    One teacher called it "apple crapple" - that shiny red symbol that has so long been associated with the virtues of teaching. Is it possible to bring creativity, vibrancy and innovative thinking to the idea of what teachers do?

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    Slavery in the White House

    In "A Slave in the White House," Elizabeth Dowling Taylor tells the story of Paul Jennings. Born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, Jennings later became part of the Madison household staff at the White House.

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  • Book picks: Life in a lookout tower, HR innovation, and a crime classic

    "Time spent being a lookout isn't spent at all. Every day in a lookout is a day not subtracted from the sum of one's life."
  • Op-ed pick: Learning to like "Lean In"

    "What I needed now, far more than feminist theory, was someone to tell me that I did have the personal strength to respond to the vast, impossibly complex challenges of finding meaningful work in this economy and preparing to navigate the professional world as a young woman."
  • Op-ed pick: Why college is bad for athletes (and everyone else, too)

    "Once colleges did away with any kind of real general-education requirements, students were left on their own to figure out what they thought was important. "
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    Our favorite financial guru Ruth Hayden joins us at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, to talk about your most memorable financial decisions. When you look back, what was the best money you've ever spent? What was the worst thing you've ever done with your cash? For me, the best money I've spent lately was a...

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