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Tuesday In Depth: August 21, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    A look at aggressive credit card collection practices

    When credit card companies try to get consumers to pay their unpaid bills, they allegedly use fake documents and generic testimony to make their case in court. We'll take a look at the debt collection practices of credit card companies.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    How we think about aging

    Breakthroughs in medicine and science have nearly doubled life expectancy in developed countries since the 20th century. While many view that as a positive, others see it as a burden. Do we need to re-frame how we view aging in America?

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    Which endangered species will survive conservation triage?

    As money and manpower run low, scientists are beginning to acknowledge that not all critically endangered species can or should be saved. So how do we choose what species will live and what will die? How can those decisions be made?

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  • 2 of the best novels of 2014

    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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