Saturday, February 4

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The Most Terrible Polar Exploration Ever: Douglas Mawson's Antarctic Journey

A story of endurance in the face of unimaginably brutal conditions.

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Wonder Dog

A thirteen-year-old adoptee born in Russia with fetal alcohol syndrome, his golden sheperd Chancer, and the trainer who taught Chancer to bond emotionally with disabled children.

Friday, February 3

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The Taming of the Chef

A profile of Gordon Ramsay.

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The Doctor Will Sue You Now

Why “Father of Botox” Arnold Klein, whose famous clients once included Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor, thinks everyone’s out to get him.

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One Town's War on Gay Teens

In Michele Bachmann’s home district evangelicals have pushed anti-gay policies to the school board. After a rash of suicides, teens are fighting back.

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Atomic Bread Baking at Home

The history of “‘50s-era market-tested USDA White Pan Loaf No. 1.”

Thursday, February 2

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The Corner Man

On the late Angelo Dundee, who trained Muhammad Ali.

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How the GOP Is Resegregating the South

On the Republican Party’s successful use of redistricting to “pass draconian anti-immigration laws, end integrated busing, drug-test welfare recipients and curb the ability of death-row inmates to challenge convictions based on racial bias.”

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Leveling the Field: What I Learned From For-Profit education

Undercover as a student at Phoenix University, the largest for-profit higher education company in the country and the second-largest enroller of students (behind the SUNY system), where only 12 percent of first-time students graduate and the ad budget accounts for 30 percent of overall spending.

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Soul Train Local

A history of Soul Train’s Chi-town origins.

Wednesday, February 1

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The War Ends Here

Fighting to the finish in the most dangerous region of Afghanistan.