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Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Posted on 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.

 
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. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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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.

 
FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on with fake dollars note flying around him thrown by a protester during a press conference at the football's world body. (Reuters)
Posted on 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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Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Posted on 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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This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows one of Pluto's five moons, Hydra, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) by 20 miles (33 kilometers) wide, made by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015

Can you believe we sent a camera all the way out to Pluto and the only picture they sent back of one of Pluto’s moons was this blurry smudge? Also, we talk about digital authorship.

 
Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman" is released in the hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, in Monroeville, AL, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

While the recent publication of Harper Lee’s “long-lost” companion novel, “Go Set A Watchman,” has raised concerns about the author’s involvement, a longtime friend told us Lee was ready for the story to be told.

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A long-lost mule graveyard was recently uncovered near the edge of Interstate 540 West in the Raleigh-Druham, NC, area. (Scott  Mason / WRAL)
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015

Dead mules, #DeadRaccoonTO and your emails, again. (Well, emails are a repeat. Dead animals are new).

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The recently deceased Blosom (pictured here with her owner, Patty Meads-Hanson) was listed as the tallest living cow by Guiness World Records. (CBC / Guiness World Records)
Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015

We made a lot of last-minute programming changes these past few weeks, and you stuck around with us through it all. Thanks!

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The first Presidential debates for the 2016 campaign season are set to begin this August, and Twitter / Photoshop legend Darth has been having fun tracking the potential entrants on his account. (Darth / Twitter)
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Who is running for President, anyway? We attempt to help you figure it out.

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Two Norwegian women mourn the vandalism of their community puppet theater in Opland, Norway. (Courtesy 
Oppland Arbeiderblad)
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

 
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Jul 28, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama, center left , and Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn review an honor guard at the National Palace in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP)

The United States and Africa. What we see in and beyond President Obama’s big visit.

Jul 28, 2015
A portion of the cover of Julia Pierpont's debut novel, "Among the Ten Thousand Things." (Courtesy Random House)

Writer Julia Pierpont is getting rave reviews for her debut novel — “Among the Ten Thousand Things” — about a marriage in crisis. She joins us.

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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!

 
Jul 27, 2015
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.

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Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments
Monday, Jul 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, Jul 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, Jul 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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