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Monday, Jul 06 12 p.m. (ET)

Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

Monday, Jul 06 1:20 p.m. (ET)

Personality, Technology And Hiring

Finding a job is a fraught process, even in the best of times. Now, as our economy continues to rebound, hiring is ramping up and so are the number of tools companies have at their disposal to evaluate candidates. From familiar, long-used personality tests to new algorithms that aim to find the right long-term hire, we consider the new landscape job-seekers and managers must navigate with Howard Ross.

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The U.S. Women's National Team playing against Canada in 2011.

The U.S. Women's National Team playing against Canada in 2011.

Thursday, Jul 02 12:17 p.m. (ET)

Media Coverage of Women’s Sports

In the same month that the Women's World Cup pulled in record numbers of viewers, a study revealed that ESPN's SportsCenter spent 2 percent of airtime on women's sports, the same as in 1999. We explore the lack of media coverage of female athletics, and the broad effects of the amount and framing of that coverage.

The scene at Washington's Navy Yard Thursday morning.

The scene at Washington's Navy Yard Thursday morning.

Thursday, Jul 02 12 p.m. (ET)

A Security Scare At The Washington Navy Yard

The Washington Navy Yard was put on lockdown this morning after reports of possible gun shots. Federal officials have now issued an "all clear" for the area, but questions remain about what provoked the heavy response from law enforcement.

Wednesday, Jul 01 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Food Packaging & Pricing

Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

Monika Hörling, a nurse from the Swedish Red Cross, takes care of a patient in the Finnish Red Cross mobile health clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 21, 2010.

Monika Hörling, a nurse from the Swedish Red Cross, takes care of a patient in the Finnish Red Cross mobile health clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 21, 2010.

Wednesday, Jul 01 1 p.m. (ET)

The Challenges Of Delivering Aid In Haiti

In the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti five years ago, the American Red Cross raised half a billion dollars in aid. But delivering assistance with that money has posed challenges - a recent investigation by Pro Publica and NPR found that the funds have done little to create permanent housing. We connect with a Red Cross point person about the challenges they've faced in Haiti and the work the organization continues to do to provide relief there.

Wednesday, Jul 01 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Your Turn

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions that have people abuzz about everything from marriage rights to the death penalty. This week, a federal court overruled a challenge to D.C.'s gun law. It's your turn to set the agenda as we consider those headlines and others.