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The Trump phenomenon was built, in large part, by television. Michael Schneider tells us how the former star of The Apprentice is shaking up Hollywood - and creating some unexpected winners. Read more....

No ratings, no stars, and no commercials. We talk with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb about the secret to success, even when nobody's watching.  Read more....

Why do federal and local governments pay private contractors to lock inmates up? The answer is surprising. Read more....

What does social innovation look like? How about prisons in New Zealand that try to keep prisoners out, not in. Read more....

The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Could Paul Ryan’s new health care proposal halt that progress? Read more....

The innovations that have made our health care so effective also contribute to what makes it so expensive. MIT economist (who also helped build the Affordable Care Act) Jon Gruber says we should do a cost-benefit analysis on new drugs to keep costs low. Read more....

Chocolate’s melting point makes it one of the most fickle sweets in the world. It also prevents manufacturers from transporting it to large swaths of the globe. But the discovery of one of its most important genes could make a big difference. Read more....

Spin may have been a part of American life since the beginning, but PR began in the early 20th century. Here’s how it all started. Read more....

We literally get high from making money. Former Wall Street executive and author Kabir Sehgal explains our obsession with cash and coin. Read more....

Money and politics have always been paired. But, journalist Jane Mayer and professor Theda Skocpol both say that something new is afoot, thanks in part to a couple of very rich brothers. Read more....

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