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Tuesday In Depth: May 22, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    America's cultural generation gap

    The latest demographic data shows two major trends in America that could reshape the country's policies. As America becomes more racially diverse among the youngest section of the population, much of the country is also aging and predominately white. We'll talk about how this will shape public policy.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Bill Ritter on states leading the way to clean energy

    Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is in town this week to talk about energy policy with Gov. Mark Dayton's administration. While there has been little consensus on energy policy at the federal level, Ritter believes states can lead the way to clean, renewable sources of energy.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Ian Tattersall on 'Masters of the Planet'

    In 'Masters of the Planet,' Ian Tattersall takes us back 50,000 years to a moment when Homo sapiens were battling other human species to survive. Using fossils and other evidence, Tattersall tells the story of how our species has survived 200,000 years, while the others became extinct.

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • 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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