Saturday, June 30

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Getting Away with It

How Wall Street thoroughly dominated Obama’s economic policy.

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The Comfort Zone

Growing up with Charlie Brown.

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Chris Bell: That Don't Get Him Back Again

Listening to the Big Star songwriter, who left the group before dying in a solo car crash at 27.

His voice, on the recordings, is too sensitive. That's meant not as an aesthetic judgment. It wasn't too sensitive for the material, in other words. It was too sensitive for life. You listen to him sing, closely, and if you don't know another thing about what happened to him, you know that the guy with that voice is not going to last.

Friday, June 29

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There is No Crying in Show Choir

On the road with three high school show choirs and a dream.

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Amber Waves of Green

How six different people live off six different, and wildly varying, incomes.

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The Talented M. Despallières

How the author became tangled up with an international con man who may or may not have murdered several people.

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A Snitch's Dilemma

Life as a police informant.

Thursday, June 28

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Angels & Demons

On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle and Christe were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath, and the handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.

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No More Mr. Nice Guy

A profile of Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Obama’s Deportation Two Step

How Obama’s immigration enforcement policies got away from him.

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In Conversation: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary and Rosemary Leary

Transcript of the 1969 Montreal "bed-in."
JOHN: How long have you been there, in the teepee? I mean, before you sussed the wind and everything, and you know, got your senses back? ROSEMARY: We had to put the teepee up three times before it was right. It’s like you can touch it, and it resounds like a drone, and then it’s perfect, the canvas. It’s a wind instrument that plays like a drone.
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The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal

How, and why, the world got it wrong.