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The FBI is 100 years old

John Fox is the most wanted person at the FBI this week. Not because he's a criminal, but because July 26, 2008, is the 100th anniversary of the FBI and he's the Bureau's only historian. If it happened in the FBI, Fox knows about it. Guest: John Fox, the FBI's only historian

Conflict & Justice

Blogging While Brown is the first conference for bloggers of color

The Blogging While Brown conference is on until Sunday, where, for the first time, bloggers of color from around the world have united in Atlanta to discuss their influence on the media and elections. Guest: Gina McCauley blogs at What About Our Daughters, whataboutourdaughters.blogspot.com. She's also the organizer of the first Blogging While Brown conference in Atlanta, July 25?27, 2008.

Global Politics

Barack Obama marathon hits Berlin

American presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton all addressed Berliners during moments of struggle and change. Now, a presumptive presidential nominee is using Berlin as a backdrop for his campaign. After meeting with leaders in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank, Obama hits the European continent amidst a frenzy of Obama-mania.

Business, Economics and Jobs

SOS! (Save our Starbucks!)

Starbucks seem to be everywhere, but for some communities, getting one means your town has 'made it.' That's why, when the company announced the closing 5 percent of its stores across the nation earlier this month, some cried out, 'Save our Starbucks!' Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel about the campaign to keep them open.

Arts, Culture & Media

The X-Files' XX factor

Ironman and Batman. Both are summer box-office heroes but neither is a woman. With the arrival of The X-Files' Special Agent Dana Scully to the big screen Friday, that's set to change. Scully reminds us there are female protagonists who aren't interested in Manolo Blahniks. Guest: Rebecca Traister, Salon.com staff writer

Global Politics

Barack Obama makes a campaign stop in Berlin

American presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton all addressed Berliners during dramatic moments of struggle and change. Now, a presumptive presidential nominee is using Berlin as a backdrop for his campaign. How will Obama play later today in the new Berlin? Guest: Nicholas Kulish, The New York Times Bureau Chief in Berlin, Germany

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