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TV: News-Talk

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  • Famed Poet Saul Williams & Soul Singer Charles Bradley

    World-renowned poet and musician Saul Williams dishes on his new album ‘MartyrLoserKing,’ the power of the poetic art form, and why he remains a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders.

    CONKMay 19, 2016
  • Anthony Mackie; Julie Chen; Angus King

    Anthony Mackie discusses his role as Martin Luther King, Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston in the new HBO film “All The Way.” Julie Chen, host of “The Talk” on CBS. Al Hunt interviews Angus King, junior United States senator from the state of Maine.

    CONKMay 19, 2016
  • Ron Paul On Why He Won’t Vote for Trump — or Hillary

    Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who ran three times for The White House, tells Larry why he won’t vote for Donald Trump or his Democratic rival, and why he feels a kinship to Sen.

    CONKMay 19, 2016
  • Insightful human portraits made from data | R. Luke DuBois

    Artist R. Luke DuBois makes unique portraits of presidents, cities, himself and even Britney Spears using data and personality. In this talk, he shares nine projects — from maps of the country built using information taken from millions of dating profiles to a gun that fires a blank every time a shooting is reported in New Orleans.

    CONKMay 19, 2016
  • Wed, May 18, 2016

    Mark Halperin and Donny Deutsch are joined by Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, former Rep. Harold Ford, a Democrat from Tennessee, Gabe Sherman, national affairs editor at New York Magazine, NBC News’ Pete Williams and Kasie Hunt.

    CONKMay 19, 2016
  • Tue, May 17, 2016

    Judge: Blacks Rape Because Of Their Culture | Teen Livestreams Suicide | Fox News Suspends Ed Henry For Alleged Affair | Why Trump Will NEVER Release His Tax Returns | Joe Biden: I Would Have Been The Best President

    CONKMay 18, 2016
  • Dan Balz; Michael Kinsley; Jon Meacham

    The week in politics with Dan Balz, chief correspondent for the Washington Post. Michael Kinsley discusses his new book, “Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide.” Jon Meacham, executive editor and executive vice president at Random House.

    CONKMay 18, 2016
  • A smart new business loan for people with no credit | Shivani Siroya

    Trust: How do you earn it? Banks use credit scores to determine if you’re trustworthy, but there are about 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have one to begin with — and who can’t get a loan to start a business, buy a home or otherwise improve their lives.

    CONKMay 18, 2016
  • Tue, May 17, 2016

    Mark Halperin and Al Hunt are joined by Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Bernie sanders, the Washington Post’s Matea Gold, businessman and author Greg Orman, and director Jay Roach on “With All Due Respect” on Bloomberg Television.

    CONKMay 18, 2016
  • Tue, May 17, 2016

    Crucial New Details Released of the Deadly Train Accident in Philadelphia; Racial Divide Plays Out in Mississippi Schools; A Year-Long Look at Gang Violence in El Salvador

    CONKMay 17, 2016
  • Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara

    What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus — a 77-million-year-old sauropod that was as tall as a house and as heavy as a jumbo jet — and considers how amazingly improbable it is that a tiny mammal living in the cracks of the dinosaur world could evolve into a sentient being capable of understanding these magnificent creatures.

    CONKMay 17, 2016
  • A taboo-free way to talk about periods | Aditi Gupta

    It’s true: talking about menstruation makes many people uncomfortable. And that taboo has consequences: in India, three out of every 10 girls don’t even know what menstruation is at the time of their first period, and restrictive customs related to periods inflict psychological damage on young girls.

    CONKMay 16, 2016
  • We can reprogram life. How to do it wisely | Juan Enriquez

    For four billion years, what lived and died on Earth depended on two principles: natural selection and random mutation. Then humans came along and changed everything — hybridizing plants, breeding animals, altering the environment and even purposefully evolving ourselves.

    CONKMay 13, 2016
  • Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Joshua Prager

    As different as we humans are from one another, we all age along the same great sequence, and the shared patterns of our lives pass into the pages of the books we love.

    CONKMay 12, 2016
  • The inside story of the Paris climate agreement | Christiana Figueres

    What would you do if your job was to save the planet? When Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in December 2015, she reacted the way many people would: she thought it would be impossible to bring the leaders of 195 countries into agreement on how to slow climate change.

    CONKMay 11, 2016
  • The nit-picking glory of The New Yorker’s Comma Queen | Mary Norris

    In that time, she’s gotten a reputation for sternness and for being a “comma maniac,” but this is unfounded, she says. Above all, her work is aimed at one thing: making authors look good.

    CONKMay 10, 2016
  • The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure | Astro Teller

    “Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

    CONKMay 9, 2016
  • A new superweapon in the fight against cancer | Paula Hammond

    Cancer is a very clever, adaptable disease. To defeat it, says medical researcher and educator Paula Hammond, we need a new and powerful mode of attack. With her colleagues at MIT, Hammond engineered a nanoparticle one-hundredth the size of a human hair that can treat the most aggressive, drug-resistant cancers.

    CONKMay 6, 2016