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Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Judy Blume attends LA Times Festival of Books, Saturday, April. 21, 2012, at the USC Campus in Los Angeles.  (AP)

Beloved children’s author Judy Blume is writing for adults again – on disaster. Judy Blume joins us.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This handout photo provided by the University of California-Riverside shows Juan Felipe Herrera. Herrera, the son of migrant farm workers in California, will be the next U.S. poet in chief. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday the appointment of Herrera as the nation's 21st poet laureate for 2015 through 2016, beginning in September. (AP)

We sit down with Juan Felipe Herrera, the newly minted – and first Latino – U.S. poet laureate.

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Friday, June 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A collection of our guests' picks for the best books of summer 2015. (Courtesy the Publishers)

“The Fall of the Princes,” “Eileen,” “Hold Still,” — we’re talking best summer reads of 2015.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM
LeBron James (who now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers) practices mindfulness in a screen grab before Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Texas. (SBNation / ABC News)

George Mumford, meditation master to the NBA’s stars – Kobe, Shaquille, Jordan – brings us his zen.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A photographic portrait of Alice Liddell (~1860),  included in in the original edition of "Alice Adventures Underground." (Lewis Carroll / Creative Commons)

One-hundred-and-fifty-years after Alice fell down the rabbit hole, we look again at “Alice in Wonderland,” and the girl who inspired its author, Lewis Carroll.

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Friday, June 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Tom Ashbrook and Cheryl Strayed on stage at Boston's Paramount Theatre for On Point LIVE, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. (Judy West)

Feminist thinker, tough-love advice giver and best-selling author of “Wild” Cheryl Strayed joins us.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The Eagle and Child, a pub in Oxford, England, was the central meeting place for the Inklings, a group of esteemed literary icons and fantasy giants, in the mid-20th Century. (Courtesy Wikicommons)

The fellowship of the old masters of fantasy. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their literary club, “The Inklings.”

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Students browse the offerings at the University of Toronto's 2014 Career Fair. (Aversan / Flickr)

Who gets the top jobs in America? A new book says people who look like the people who already have them. We’ll investigate.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A flock of sheep move down the road  on James Rebanks' farm in Cumbria, England. (James Rebanks)

The shepherd’s life. James Rebanks on the ancient and new life of the shepherd.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The saola is an exceedingly rare mammal found in the mountains of Southeast Asia. (Wikicommons)

Endangered species and the search for one of the world’s rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

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Jul 3, 2015
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds. (AP)

Overtime pay. Diplomatic ties with Cuba. Greece defaults. Iran deadline missed. Chris Christie jumps in. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Jul 3, 2015
Harmonica master Howard Levy, in a photo dated February 2012. (Courtesy the Artist)

Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy tears it up with us. From Bach to the blues.

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Harmonica master Howard Levy, in a photo dated February 2012. (Courtesy the Artist)

Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy tears it up with us. From Bach to the blues.

 
Jul 3, 2015
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds. (AP)

Overtime pay. Diplomatic ties with Cuba. Greece defaults. Iran deadline missed. Chris Christie jumps in. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: July 3, 2015
Friday, Jul 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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Election 2016: Who Exactly Is Running For President?
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

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

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Our Week In The Web: June 19, 2015
Friday, Jun 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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