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Obama Taps Merrick Garland As Supreme Court Nominee

March 16, 2016
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks as he is introduced as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Two top legal scholars analyze the merits of President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland.

After NFL Official Acknowledges CTE Link, League Walks It Back

March 15, 2016
NFL Senior Vice President of Health & Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks at an NFL Health and Safety Press Conference on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Phoenix. Injury data, research advances and the ways that technology augments safety measures on game day were discussed.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

In a first for the National Football League, a top league official appeared to formally acknowledge a link between the aggressive sport and serious head trauma.

Our Week In The Web: March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

#MemeInHistory, Trudeau in D.C. and where content goes when we change topics last minute.

Sanders Campaign Strategist On The Game Plan To Win It All

March 9, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. acknowledges his supporters on arrival at a campaign rally, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

We look at Bernie Sanders’ big upset win over Hillary Clinton in Michigan. She was up 20 points in pre-vote polling. He beat her. What now?

Why Aren't Millennial Wages Growing?

March 8, 2016
In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, photo, Nicole Kelly, left, interviews Angelo Falcone, 32, for a bartender job at a job fair held by The Genuine Hospitality Group, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

What’s going on with millennials’ wages? A new report says they’ve barely budged since 1984 despite a more productive economy. We dig in.

Mitt Romney: ‘I Would Rather Have A Contested Convention Than Donald Trump’

March 7, 2016
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes to stage before weighing in on the Republican presidential race during a speech at the University of Utah, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for President, explains why he would rather have a split Republican convention than a Donald Trump presidential candidacy.

Our Week In The Web: March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016
Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, left, Sergey Volkov, center, and U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly rest in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-18M space capsule after they landed in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

We aim for free speech — but that doesn’t mean we won’t block your Twitter account if you send us crude messages.

American Cocktail Renaissance: The Recipes

March 3, 2016
A portion of the cover of the new book, "The New Cocktail Hour." (Running Press)

Our March 3, 2016 episode on the bubbling rise of craft cocktails in the American bar scene includes a few on-air tastings — and the recipes for those drinks are right here.

Michael Hayden: America Is Safer With End-To-End Encryption

March 1, 2016
In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, then-CIA Director Michael Hayden participates in a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.  (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

Former NSA and FBI director Michael Hayden thinks the American armed forces wouldn’t be required to follow a hypothetical President Trump’s orders on torture, interrogation and more.

Rep. Mark Sanford: ‘Trump Would Be A Tough Pill To Swallow’

February 29, 2016
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., speaks to the media before the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

South Carolina G.O.P. Congressman Mark Sanford tells host Tom Ashbrook why the Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump would be potentially a dangerous nominee for his party.

Our Week In The Web: February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016
We will never forget. (Associated Press)

An argument for why February 26, 2015 may just have been the best day ever on the Internet, and a call for help in our Internet of the future.

The Music Contract At The Heart Of The #FreeKesha Story

February 23, 2016
Pop star Kesha, center,  leaves Supreme court in New York, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Kesha is fighting to wrest her career away from a hitmaker she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her _ and still has exclusive rights to make records with her. Producer Dr. Luke says the singer is slinging falsehoods and ruining his reputation to try to weasel out of her recording contract and strike a new deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

If the hashtag #FreeKesha confused you this weekend, listen to a quick run through of the legal issues at the heart of the complicated case.

Our Week In The Web: February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican Presidential candidate, tweeted this photo of his personalized gun on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.(Twitter / Jeb Bush Campaign)

The newsletter adventure continues, Jeb Bush tweets an awkward photo and Dolly Parton sounds like Ray LaMontaigne. Internet, assemble!

Our Week In The Web: February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016
The iconic painting, "Whistler's Mother," superimposed with an equally iconic and more recently disinterested New Hampshire diner occupant. (Creative Commons/ Nick Andersen, WBUR / New Hampshire Union Leader)

Newsletters, disinterested diner women and a place for your feedback. The Internet is vast, friends.

Tom Ashbrook Tries Tinder

February 12, 2016
A photo-illustration of a heart-shaped floral tree in a field of white flowers. (PYLMom / Flickr)

Host Tom Ashbrook tries Tinder! (For the sake of radio research, of course)

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