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Hour 1
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Hour 2
This April 28, 2010 file photo, shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont. Colstrip figures to be a target in recently released draft rules from the Environmental Protection Agency that call for reducing Montana emissions 21 percent from recent levels by 2030. (AP)

A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

 
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Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

 
Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

 
Jul 25, 2014
Guest Renee McLeod of Somerville, MA's Petsi pies shows off her wares. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

There is nothing more American than a piece of pie. We taste and talk pies.

 
Jul 25, 2014
Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP)

Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Jul 24, 2014
Orchid (Galileo55/Flickr)

We’ll look at the new science of what plants feel, smell, see – and remember.

 
Jul 24, 2014
Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

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Jun 9, 2014
Thousands of Central American immigrants -- including many unaccompanied young children and mothers -- have been flocking to the southern US border, creating a border crisis unlike any in recent history. We looked at the motivations of those young migrant children last month. [Listen Back]
 
Apr 4, 2014
A deadly and unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus in three West African nations has continued to spread, killing more than 600 people and causing worldwide alarm about the public health implications of the dangerous epidemic. Two American aid workers have recently contracted the disease. We looked at the crisis as it broke in April. [Listen Back]
 
Mar 14, 2012
The highly-anticipated James Brown biopic, "Get On Up," is set to premiere in U.S. theatres on Aug. 1. The film, featuring "42" star Chadwick Boseman, tracks the life and music of the 'Godfather of Soul.' We tracked that career ourselves two years ago. [Listen Back]
 
Aug 15, 2012
New studies on sleep show that seven to nine hours is the ideal amount of rest time for most healthy adults. Recent releases suggest seven hours a night might be the prime target, and that missing even 20 minutes of those precious hours of sleep will cause a decline in personal functionality during the day. [Listen Back]
 
Feb 5, 2013
The sixth season of the "American Ninja Warrior" reality sports competition on NBC / Esquire Network is hitting the mid-point of its epic run, which makes it a perfect time to learn a little bit more about the ancient warriors the show is attempting to emulate. [Listen Back]
 
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On Point Blog
This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, July 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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