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Friday, June 10, 2016 | 11:00 am

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper remixes Miles Davis with modern hip-hop, soul and R&B. He joins us.

Friday, June 10, 2016 | 10:00 am

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 11:00 am

Newly-minted college graduates on the job hunt. We’ll look at who’s hiring, starting salaries, and strategies for landing that first job.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 10:00 am

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:00 am

Outrage over the lenient sentence for a Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault. Feminist Jessica Valenti weighs in on the case and talks about her memoir, “Sex Object.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 10:00 am

California votes. We’ll look at what’s next for the Democrats, and the 2016 matchup.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 11:00 am

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 10:00 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits Washington. We’ll look at an Obama favorite and the complicated U.S.-India relationship.

Monday, June 6, 2016 | 11:00 am

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74. We look back at the life and career of the whole Muhammad Ali.

Monday, June 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

Conservative big thinker David Frum says Donald Trump is shattering the safeguards that protect democracy. We’ll hear from Frum and Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Friday, June 3, 2016 | 11:00 am

Ahead of Ramadan, we take the pulse of Muslim-Americans on the Presidential election, refugees and radicalism.

Friday, June 3, 2016 | 10:00 am

Texas floods. Clinton blasts Trump on foreign policy. Trump U Scandal. Gorilla uproar. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 11:00 am

Dressing for work. Used to be a no-brainer for men and a minefield for women. Now, it’s not so simple.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 10:00 am

The housing market is heating up. Home prices are reaching new highs across the country, even causing worries of a new housing bubble.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 11:00 am

Billionaire Peter Thiel versus Gawker. We’ll look at big money and free speech.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 10:00 am

One-on-one with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on his politics, President Obama, the GOP now and Donald Trump.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 11:00 am

The end of orcas at SeaWorld, McDonald’s using cage-free eggs — should animal lovers be optimistic about a new “humane economy”?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | 10:00 am

A new superbug resistant to our antibiotic of last resort has shown up in the U.S. We look at the threat, and our dwindling antibiotic options.

Monday, May 30, 2016 | 11:00 am

Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen talks “eminent hipsters” and the cultural outliers that shaped his sound. He joins us.

Monday, May 30, 2016 | 10:00 am

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you’re ready to act and win.

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 11:00 am

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got top gardeners spilling the beans on how to grow everything.

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 10:00 am

Obama at Hiroshima. Turmoil at Trump rallies. Clinton’s emails, heating up. Sanders predicts a “messy” convention. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 11:00 am

In advance of Memorial Day, we’ll talk with Sebastian Junger about vets coming home and missing their “Tribe.” Plus, a WWII veteran remembers life on and off and the battlefield.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 10:00 am

No more ’empty nest’. A third of millennials now live at home with their parents. We’ll look at what’s still pushing that trend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:00 am

Predictive policing. With violence on the rise, Chicago has turned to big data to predict gun and gang violence.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 10:00 am

How will the oil giants do business in the climate change future? Shareholders at Exxon, Chevron and more want to hear their plans. So do we.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 11:00 am

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem explores how violence against women drives global instability in her new show, “Woman.” She’s with us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 10:00 am

Obama’s in Vietnam and Japan. The G7, Hiroshima and his pivot to Asia are all on the table. We look at the big picture. Plus, President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima.

Monday, May 23, 2016 | 11:00 am
Robin Wright, right, attending the Emmy Awards in 2015 with Kevin Spacey. The pair star in "House of Cards" on Netflix. Wright recently shared that she fought to have an equal salary as Spacey. (Alex Berliner/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

The pay gap between men and women is much greater in white-collar than blue-collar jobs. We’ll look at why, and what should be done about it.

Monday, May 23, 2016 | 10:00 am
A long line of travelers wait for the TSA security check point at O'Hare International airport in Chicago. Some major airports are currently seeing wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours. (Teresa Crawford/AP)

The latest on the EgyptAir crash, and the latest on the TSA and security in the United States.

Friday, May 20, 2016 | 11:00 am
Moby in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Musician-DJ Moby is out with a new memoir. He’s with us in the studio.

Friday, May 20, 2016 | 10:00 am

An Egypt Air flight goes down at sea. Battle over Zika fight funding. The Democratic Party rift grows. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 11:00 am

New research finds lots of earth-like planets out there. We check in on the search for intelligent life in the universe.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 10:00 am

On the home stretch to a nominee. We’ll talk with Bernie Sanders supporters about how they see his candidacy, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, and the future now.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 11:00 am

From “Scandal” to “Veep” to “House of Cards,” we’re asking what makes television’s political dramas and comedies so popular.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 10:00 am

The controversial Affordable Care Act has insured millions of Americans, but left many patients frustrated. We’ll look at Obamacare’s growing pains

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 11:00 am

Google is taking a stand, banning ads for short-term, payday loans. We’ll take a deep look at payday lending.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 10:00 am

Two South American giants in crisis. Brazil and Venezuela. We’ll look at their ways ahead, from corruption to oppression to the Olympics.

Monday, May 16, 2016 | 11:00 am
Author Louise Erdrich, shown here in 2008 at her store BirchBark Books in Minneapolis, is out with a new novel, "LaRose." (Dawn Villella/AP)

In Louise Erdrich’s new novel LaRose, a man accidentally kills his neighbor’s son and makes an impossible sacrifice.

Monday, May 16, 2016 | 10:00 am
A sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The Obama administration Friday offered guidance to schools across the country about what they could do to protect civil rights of students. (Toby Talbot/AP File)

The Obama administration says public schools must let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. How will this work?

Friday, May 13, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is with us talking pointed comedy and the challenges of taking over from Jon Stewart.

Friday, May 13, 2016 | 10:00 am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Trump and Ryan meet. Bloody Baghdad. Brazil impeachment. Wildfire at Canada’s tar sands. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 11:00 am

The raucous politics at the very beginning of the American Republic, and what we have now. Stephen Solomon, author of the new book Revolutionary Dissent joins us.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 10:00 am

Distracted driving is a huge, dangerous, and growing problem. We text, we eat, we crash. We look for new solutions to get drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:00 am

Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson by a white police officer set off a nation-wide debate on racial justice. His mother is now speaking out. She joins us. Plus, a closer look a the scrutiny surrounding the black female West Point cadets who posed for a photo with hands raised in fists.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 10:00 am

Should Britain stay in the European Union or take an exit? The Brexit? We’ll hear the debate from across the pond. Plus, we’ll talk about London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 11:00 am

Malia Obama will take a gap year before college. Did you? Should you? What it takes to have a good gap year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 10:00 am

How long are you likely to live in America? And why? We’ll look at race, gender, money- and American lifespans now.

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 11:00 am

For the first time in 36 years, North Korea’s ruling political elite gather in Pyongyang for the Workers’ Party Congress. We’ll take you there.

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 10:00 am

America’s two-party political system and the will of the people. Is it time for a big rethink? A realignment? New parties?

Friday, May 6, 2016 | 11:00 am

Great gorillas being wiped out by war and poaching. We’ll go to the mountains of Africa. Plus, after the Ivory burn in Kenya- we look at the state of the world’s elephants.

Friday, May 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 11:00 am

Filmmaker, actor Rob Reiner and his son, Nick, get personal in their new film “Being Charlie,” which takes on drug addiction.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 10:00 am

Fixing Michigan- from Flint’s water crisis to failing schools in Detroit. Are state takeovers the answers or the problem?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 11:00 am

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 10:00 am

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 11:00 am

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 10:00 am

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Monday, May 2, 2016 | 11:00 am

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

Monday, May 2, 2016 | 10:00 am

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

Jun 9, 2016

Newly-minted college graduates on the job hunt. We’ll look at who’s hiring, starting salaries, and strategies for landing that first job.

Jun 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

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Jessica Valenti: ‘Objectification Is About Dehumanizing People’
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

“There is some power in laying claim to the word victim.” — Jessica Valenti on the Stanford sexual assault case, and the importance of language.

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Why The ‘Roots’ Remake Matters (And What Stays The Same)
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

The recent remake of “Roots” on the History Channel makes important changes, Morehouse College’s Stephane Dunn argues. But it also holds true to the original story.

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Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone: ‘Trump’s Going To Be The Next President’
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Longtime political consultant Roger Stone apologizes for his “two martini tweets,” even as he predicts Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president.

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