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41:26

A journalist ventures inside one of the world's most notorious terrorist groups

Jere Van Dyk has spent years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he got to know leaders of the Haqqani network, responsible for many suicide bombings and kidnappings. His new book is Without Borders.

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42:20

Social media's role in Jan. 6 was left out of the final report

Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell says the unpublished report shows that tech companies didn't respond to employees' warnings about violent rhetoric on their platforms.

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42:08

30 years after the siege, 'Waco' examines what led to the catastrophe

In the winter and spring of 1993, more than 80 people, including four federal agents and at least 20 children, died in two violent confrontations between federal law enforcement and the Branch Davidian Christian sect near Waco, Texas. Extremist groups have since cited the assaults as evidence for anti-government conspiracy theories. JEFF GUINN writes about it in his new book, "Waco: David Koresh, The Branch Davidians and a Legacy of Rage."

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52:30

Winning an Oscar almost cost F. Murray Abraham his career — but he bounced back

As nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards are announced, The White Lotus actor F. Murray Abraham, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1985 for his role as composer Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, reflects on how the award changed his life — and nearly cost him his career.

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42:37

Sold an American Dream, these workers from India wound up living a nightmare

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2006, hundreds of welders and pipefitters were recruited from India to come to the Gulf Coast to repair oil rigs. But when they arrived in the U.S., it was nothing like what they were promised.

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44:25

Is The U.S. Gov't Designating Too Many Documents As Classified'?

Historian Matthew Connelly says government records are marked as "classified" three times every second — and many of them will never be declassified. We talk about what that means for the public and how this might change. His new book is The Declassification Engine.

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43:00

Want to understand the U.S.? This historian says the South holds the key

Imani Perry says the South can be seen as an "origin point" for the way the nation operates. Her book South to America traces the steps of an enslaved ancestor. Originally broadcast Jan. 25, 2022.

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'Raw Deal' takes a hard look at the state of the American meat industry

Journalist Chloe Sorvino says the meat industry pollutes the environment, contributes to climate change and leaves the meat supply chain vulnerable to major disruptions.

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52:30

'American Caliph' revisits one of the most dramatic hostage crises in U.S. history

In 1977, gunmen led by a charismatic Muslim leader stormed three locations in Washington, D.C., taking more than 100 people hostage. Journalist Shahan Mufti examines the incident in a new book.

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47:29

John McEnroe grapples with his legacy as tennis' bad boy

McEnroe reflects on his career in a Showtime documentary: "When I went to Wimbledon in London for the first time, and I was like, 'Wow, they're so polite here.'" Originally published Sept. 6, 2022.

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