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Hour 1
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council 42nd annual meeting Thursday, July 23, 2015, in San Diego. (Left) Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at Cecil's Cafe, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Right) (AP)

Sixteen Republicans are running for president. Two of them — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina — join us.

Hour 2
The Snow BBQ best, in WBUR's kitchen. (Sarah Platt / WBUR)

From secret sauces and rubs to hickory and folklore, we will celebrate and sample the best barbecue in the land. Bring napkins!

 
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Jul 24, 2015
Experts say exercise and socializing helps the brain. Here, George Jackson, right, 85, an army veteran and former boxer, exercises with Mary Diner, left, as they participate at a parkour class for elderly people in south London. The unique weekly class for people over 60 called parkour, a flashy discipline usually known for its acrobatic running, climbing and gravity-defying jumps. While most fitness classes aimed at seniors focus on calmer activities like dance or yoga, experts say parkour is a reasonable, if unorthodox, option., (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

From forgetting the keys to real dementia, the exercises – body and mind – that can actually help the aging brain.

 
Jul 24, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to the media during a tour of the World Trade International Bridge at the U.S. Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP)

The traffic stop and Sandra Bland. The Cuban flag flies in Washington. A Trump tizzy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Jul 23, 2015
Thousands of rape kits across the country are going untested., according to a new investigation from USA Today Media.
(Lonnie Timmons III/The Plain Dealer via NPR)

More than 70,000 untested rape kits in more than 1,000 police departments across the country. We’ll ask why.

 
Jul 23, 2015
Fishermen are dwarfed by the rising banks of Lake McClure.  Located 40 miles east of Modesto and fed by the waters of the Merced River, water levels at the lake stand at less than ten percent of capacity.  (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

A reporter and photographer on a road trip across California, looking at how the drought has reshaped lives there.

 
Jul 22, 2015
Guide To Better Password Security

Privacy and free speech on the Internet. We look at the troubles at Reddit and Gawker, and the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison.

 
Jul 22, 2015
Barack Obama

For years in office, he was “No-Drama Obama.” That’s changing. We’ll look at the new, more candid, more free-wheeling Obama presidency. Plus, a look at the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.

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Sep 20, 2006
"Ragtime" author and literary time traveler E.L. Doctorow dies at 84. We spoke with him in 2006. [Listen back]
 
Jul 8, 2015
The US Senate approved a landmark education reform bill this week, changing much of the controversial No Child Left Behind program. Now, the Senate and US House must rationalize their respective reforms before sending the law to the President. [Listen Back]
 
Apr 21, 2011
Yes, it's still remarkably early in the 2016 Presidential Election schedule. But the equally remarkable surge of business tycoon and reality show star Donald Trump is worth examining. We first looked at a possible Trump Presidential bid back in 2011. This time, he's actually running. [Listen Back]
 
Apr 27, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympic champion and reality show star, received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this week's 2015 ESPY Awards. We looked at her transition, and trans-rights issues, earlier this year. [Listen Back]
 
Jul 8, 2014
A new bill just passed by the US House of Representatives would prevent mandatory labels on any genetically modified food. Vermont is the first state to require such labels, and we looked at the debate last summer. [Listen Back]
 
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Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments
Monday, July 27, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

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Q & A: Carly Fiorina On Trump, Sexism, And Being Cut From The GOP Debate
Monday, July 27, 2015

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

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Our Week In The News: July 24, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015

You all really, really love to listen to our week in the news segments (that’s great) and we wonder why. Plus: Alex Trebek can’t really sing, in case you were wondering.

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Why Was Sandra Bland Arrested?
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The unnerving roadside arrest tapes of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman pulled over in Texas and later found dead in her jail cell.

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