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Tuesday In Depth: April 17, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Nada Bakri on husband Anthony Shadid's death in Syria

    Anthony Shadid, foreign correspondent and the author of 'House of Stone,' died in Syria this February. His widow, New York Times journalist Nada Bakri, will talk about the loss of her husband and their time as journalists in the Middle East.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Why are we addicted to silly digital games?

    Why are we more addicted than ever to stupid digital games? Reporter Sam Anderson says that popular games reflect the societies in which they are created and played. What can we learn about our society from our hyper-addictive gaming tendencies?

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    A look back at the Civil War

    During this week 150 years ago, President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act to free thousands of slaves in the nation's capital. We mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with two historians: Adam Goodheart and James McPherson.

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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. "
  • How did you spend it? Best and worst purchases

    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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