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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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Friday, July 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Young Iranian men cheer and show victory sign with a picture of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, reading "Zarif is Mosaddegh of our time," comparing Zarif to Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iran's legendary prime minister during the 1950s who nationalized the country's oil industry, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP)

The Iran deal. Obama’s prison push. Harper Lee. El Chapo’s escape. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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)

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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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jane MacAdam, far left, and Ginny Bordeaux emboss copies of "Go Set a Watchman" in Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe on the book's release date in the hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, in Monroeville, Ala., Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  (AP)

Harper Lee’s new novel “Go Set A Watchman.” We’ll read between the lines of the highly anticipated sequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird”.

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Friday, July 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Writer Namwali Serpell is the winner of the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. (Courtesy Caine Prize For African Writing)

The winner and two finalists of the big Caine Prize for African Writing.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Freddy Osborne, left, and teammate Nikolai Darken, second left, both from Fairfield, Conn., play a word against teammates Yanni Raymond, right, and Knox Daniel, second right, both from Charlottesville, Va., during the first round at the 2015 North American School SCRABBLE Championship at Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, R.I., Saturday, May 16, 2015.  (AP)

From the living room to world championships, Scrabble is fun—and fiercely competitive. We’ll dig in.

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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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Sep 3, 2015
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, on July 29, 2015. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates soon. (Richard Drew/AP)

Should the Fed finally raise interest rates? In spite of the stock market roller coaster? We’ll dig into the Fed weighing the end of free money.

Sep 3, 2015
Journalists protest the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril in Mexico City, on Aug. 2, 2015. (Marco Ugarte/AP)

Three Vice News journalists arrested in Turkey. A wave of journalists in prison. In graves. We’ll look at journalists worldwide under pressure.

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Sep 2, 2015
Actor Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar, in the Netflix Original Series "Narcos." (Daniel Daza/Netflix via AP)

A new Netflix series “Narcos” takes on the story of the rise of the “King of Cocaine” — Pablo Escobar. We’ll look at drug trafficking then and now.

 
Sep 2, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley addresses the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Minneapolis. (Jim Mone/AP)

We talk to Martin O’Malley, former Maryland governor and now Democratic candidate for the presidency. He’s been tough on Trump – and on his fellow Democrats.

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Martin O’Malley On The ‘Rigged’ Democratic Debates, And What America Needs
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor and Democratic Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has single digits in the polls in Iowa but is out there swinging. He joined host Tom Ashbrook on Wednesday.

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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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