Wednesday, Jul 08 • 12 p.m. (ET)
Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.
Wednesday, Jul 08 • 1 p.m. (ET)
Gluten-free diets are medically necessary for some, especially those with celiac disease, and have become something of a trend for many others. In fact, it's estimated that a third of Americans now try to avoid gluten, but some wonder if wheat, barley and rye - the primary grains that contain the protein - are really the problem. We talk with a science writer about the rise of autoimmune diseases and whether that trend is being conflated with gluten intolerance.
Wednesday, Jul 08 • 1:30 p.m. (ET)
They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.
Tuesday, Jul 07 • 1 p.m. (ET)
The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Tuesday, Jul 07 • 12 p.m. (ET)
Ads that stalk you on every device. Drones that trespass on your property. And companies that spy on your email in-box. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explain.
Monday, Jul 06 • 1 p.m. (ET)
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.
Monday, Jul 06 • 12:25 p.m. (ET)
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 • 12 p.m. (ET)
According to a report released last week, the number of deaths related to HIV/AIDS has dropped significantly in the nation's capital. But the data also found that more than 2 percent of the city's population is living with the disease — levels that still quality as epidemic.
Thursday, Jul 02 • 1 p.m. (ET)
Join us for our annual conversation about the best summer books for kids and young adults.