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Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 1:00 PM Radiolab

Bliss -- Moments of total, world-shaking bliss are not easy to come by. Maybe that's what makes them feel so life-altering when they strike -- and so worth chasing. The program hears stories of striving, grasping, tripping, and falling for happiness, perfection, and ideals.

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM Freakonomics

Going to College -- Is a college diploma really worth the paper it's printed on? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner breaks down the costs and benefits of going to college, especially during an economy that's leaving many unemployed. The data shows college graduates make a lot more money in the long run and enjoy a host of other benefits as well. But does that justify the time and money? The program speaks with economists David Card, Betsey Stevenson, and Justin Wolfers, as well as former Bush adviser Karl Rove, who made it to the White House without a college degree. Amherst College president Biddy Martin describes what an education provides beyond facts and figures, while Steve Levitt wonders if the students he teaches at the University of Chicago are actually learning anything. Also, a former FBI agent talks about the very robust market for fake diplomas.

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 8:00 PM Freakonomics Radio

Going to College -- Is a college diploma really worth the paper it's printed on? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner breaks down the costs and benefits of going to college, especially during an economy that's leaving many unemployed. The data shows college graduates make a lot more money in the long run and enjoy a host of other benefits as well. But does that justify the time and money? The program speaks with economists David Card, Betsey Stevenson, and Justin Wolfers, as well as former Bush adviser Karl Rove, who made it to the White House without a college degree. Amherst College president Biddy Martin describes what an education provides beyond facts and figures, while Steve Levitt wonders if the students he teaches at the University of Chicago are actually learning anything. Also, a former FBI agent talks about the very robust market for fake diplomas.

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:00 AM A Decade at War: Afghanistan, Iraq and Counterinsurgency

Marking the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the program looks back at the policies and lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the efficacy of the United States' counterinsurgency strategy.

Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 8:00 PM America Abroad

A Decade at War: Afghanistan, Iraq and Counterinsurgency -- Marking the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the program looks back at the policies and lessons of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the efficacy of the United States' counterinsurgency strategy.

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