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  • makingsense
    January 2, 2014  

    In a digital age that creates more automated services at ever lower prices, how can we retain the value of human work and relationships? Hari Sreenivasan ponders this with computer scientist Jaron Lanier, author of "Who Owns the Future?", and Andrew McAfee from MIT’s Center for Digital Business at the Sloan School of Management. Continue reading

  • yearsahead
    January 2, 2014  

    President Obama emerged from 2013 with near all-time low job approval ratings after the botched rollout of the health care law. Susan Page of USA Today and Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal join Judy Woodruff to discuss what the president can try to do to achieve a productive year as midterm elections approach. Continue reading

  • ROCKY_MOUNTAIN_HIGH_monitor_colorado_marijuana_2
    January 1, 2014  

    On the first of the new year, Colorado residents lined up at specialty shops across the state to legally purchase marijuana for recreational use for the first time. Buyers, age 21 and older, can only purchase small amounts of the retail pot at a time and can not consume it in public. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    January 1, 2014  

    The new year ushered in Colorado’s first day of legal retail sales of pot. Ricardo Baca, the first ever marijuana editor at the Denver Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the details of the law, how its measures are — or are not — being enforced and what it means for the culture at large. Continue reading

  • U.S. Stocks Rise as S&P 500 Heads for Best Annual Gain Since '97
    December 31, 2013  

    2013 was a big year on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes all had banner years. But do these gains reflect wider gains in the economy? Jeffrey Brown talks to Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek, Harry Holzer of Georgetown University and financial advisor Hugh Johnson. Continue reading

  • syria2
    December 31, 2013  

    Although Syria missed a key year-end deadline in the process of eliminating their chemical weapons stockpile, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane says progress has still been made. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kane about the risks and challenges that lie ahead in transporting dangerous chemicals out of Syria. Continue reading

  • INSIDE_IRAN_monitor
    December 30, 2013  

    David Ignatius of The Washington Post recently traveled to Iran where he talked to both sides of the debate on the country’s negotiations with the West. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the perceptions of hard-liners, pragmatists and the general public, plus what challenges lie ahead for crafting a comprehensive deal. Continue reading

  • doubledown
    December 30, 2013  

    As the first year of President Obama’s second term draws to a close, Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Halperin of Time magazine and John Heilemann of New York magazine about their new book, "Double Down: Game Change 2012," for insight into the people who shaped the 2012 election and what that election says about races to come. Continue reading

  • Malakwal City
    December 30, 2013  

    Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public health. Continue reading

  • liptak
    December 29, 2013  

    On December 27, 2013 a federal judge ruled that the government’s collection of phone records is constitutional. This, in contrast to another federal judge’s ruling just 11 days earlier that said it likely wasn’t. The case ultimately might be headed to the Supreme Court. The New York Times’ Adam Liptak on what might come next. Continue reading