The Daily Circuit

Monday In Depth: September 10, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Fact and fiction on the campaign trail

    Exaggerations, falsehoods, lies - call them what you will, fact checkers are working overtime this campaign season digging through political ads and speeches. We'll talk about fact and fiction on the campaign trail.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Caleb Scharf on 'Gravity's Engines,' black holes

    In Caleb Scharf's new book, "Gravity's Engines," the astrophysicist looks at the most recent research on one of the great mysteries of outer space: black holes. Some of the latest data shows a new side to these elements of understanding space-time.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Proving 'hopelessness' for student loan relief in court

    As the student loan crisis continues to grow - with loans increasing 60 percent in the past five years - some individuals are unable to pay their bills. But unlike other debts, student debt cannot be relieved by declaring bankruptcy.

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    "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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    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
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  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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