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God is Alive and Well

Today on The Cycle: Future of Religion in America

12/04/12 08:35AM

Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-In-Chief, joins the conversation during today’s guest spot to discuss his new book  God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America. His book is based on more than a million interviews over the past four years showing how baby boomers are more likely to become religious as they age; even though they may not... read more

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Guilty till proven innocent: The Central Park jogger case

12/03/12 04:50PM

When Franz Kafka wrote The Trial, he could have been talking about black men and the American criminal justice system. The sense that we enter a bizarre system where we are guilty until proven innocent pulses through Central Park 5, the heartbreaking new documentary by Ken Burns about the Central Park jogger case that riveted New York and most... read more

Protestors sit outside the Walmart store Friday Nov. 23, 2012 in Paramount, Calif. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today's nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits A union-backed group called OUR Walmart, which...

Another fiscal cliff looms for low-wage workers

12/03/12 12:48PM

While lawmakers in Washington continue to spar over tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of the country, there’s been a parallel awakening in America’s low-wage labor force. Millions of American workers struggling to get by on minimum wage (or slightly above) have been teetering on the edge of their own fiscal cliff for decades—and some say they aren&... read more

How To Create A Mind: The Secreate of Human Thought Revealed

Today on The Cycle: A beautiful mind

12/03/12 08:43AM

We’re going a bit Sci-Fi today. Author Ray Kruzweil joins The Cycle to discuss his book How To Create A Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. The book focuses on reverse engineering the human brain.  The futuristic idea starts by mapping out every spec of the human brain and ends with designing a machine to replicate, and ultimately... read more

The White House in Washington is decorated with a red ribbon to commemorate World Aids Day, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Photo Finish: World AIDS Day

12/01/12 02:47PM

With today marking the 25th anniversary of World AIDS day, it is a time for us all to continue the fight to find a cure for this horrific disease that is affecting thousands throughout the world.... read more

The rise of women in comedy

The rise of women in comedy

11/30/12 07:00PM

Yael Kohen, author of “We Killed: The Rise of Women In American Comedy,” chronicles the rise of women in comedy and debunks the notion that women aren’t funny. watch

House takes on immigration reform with...

House takes on immigration reform with STEM Act

11/30/12 07:00PM

The Cycle hosts with guest host Jonathan Capehart, discuss the House’s passage of the STEM Act - an immigration reform bill that its authors are saying also doubles as a jobs package – then talk to one of the men who introduced the bill, Rep. Raul... watch

Marvin Miller, head of former union official seeking executive director's job April 1, 1966 in Major League Baseball Players Association. (AP Photo)

Remembering Marvin Miller, sports visionary

11/30/12 04:29PM

Hank Aaron, the true home run king, said Marvin Miller's role in the history of baseball was as important as Jackie Robinson's. But you don't have to care about baseball to care about the story of Miller because it's a story about unions and economics and free agency and the triumph of free market capitalism. read more

People hold a giant Palestinian flag during a rally in support of the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in the West Bank town of Jenin, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state on Thursday but...

The General Assembly upgrades Palestinians' status

11/29/12 10:18PM

There is still no official country of Palestine. But the United Nations took a small step in that direction on Thursday. The U.N. General Assembly approved a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer state.  Hamas, the radical Palestinian group, backed the request by Abbas'... read more


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