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Friday, August 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Amy Seek's memoir is "God and Jetfire: Confessions of a Birth Mother"

Open adoption. How one birth mother gave up her child for adoption and stayed in his life.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM
AWindowOpens

Author Elisabeth Egan’s new novel is a kind of kiss and tell on life inside Amazon. She takes us there.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Vladimir Nabokov poses in a Buick somewhere outside of Ithaca, New York in 1958. (Carly Maydans - Life / Getty Images)

He brought us “Lolita” and “Pale Fire.” We’ll look at Russian-born author Vladimir Nabokov and how his most famous work was shaped by his time in America.

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Friday, August 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this July 5, 2015 photo, an Indian man uses Los Angeles-based dating application Tinder in New Delhi, India. (AP)

The numbers that rule the dating game. We look at how demographics are making it much harder for women and changing the way we date today.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Protesters shout towards the Diet building during a anti-war rally in Tokyo, Monday, July 27, 2015. Protesters gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defense role at home and internationally. The banner reads: "Stop war bills".  (AP)

Seventy years after Japan’s World War II surrender, Japan is making moves to give its military more room to fight again. We’ll look at what that could mean in Asia and beyond.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jason Segel as author David Foster Wallace in the new film, "The End of the Tour." (Courtesy A24 Films)

Comedic actor Jason Segel gets serious and takes on author David Foster Wallace in the new film, “The End of the Tour. ” He’s with us.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, a South Korean student looks at a picture, which shows how the cyber warfare is going to be waged in the future in the Korean Peninsula if Korean War takes place, at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP)

P.W. Singer and August Cole imagine World War III in a new novel where the battlefront goes deeply cyber.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
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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Monday, July 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM
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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Aug 31, 2015
A television photographer takes video of a memorial for the two slain journalist in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.  (AP)

Lessons from the Roanoke TV shootings. We’ll look at the way forward with the New York Times’ Nick Kristof and other top thinkers.

Aug 31, 2015
While the jury still deliberates, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie, left, leaves the Merrimack Superior Court at the end of day with security in tow Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie was convicted by a jury of several misdemeanors, but ruled not guilty in the most serious felony sexual assault charges. (AP)

A verdict in the New Hampshire prep school rape trial. And calls for changing sexual assault laws.

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Aug 28, 2015
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

 
Aug 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

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Our Week In The Web: August 28, 2015
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

You say #hashtag, we say, #forwhat? That, plus Usain Bolt and the ominous lurking Segway cameraman. Friday!

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Our Week In The Web: August 21, 2015
Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Do you even click? (And other reflections on link sharing and web commenting).

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Do You Recognize Amazon’s Workplace Culture? Tell Us!
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Do you recognize the workplace conditions described in a recent New York Times piece on Amazon? We want to hear from you!

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