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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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Blogger and activist Pamela Geller speaks at a conference she organized entitled “Stop Islamization of America,” in New York on Sept. 11, 2012. (AP)

Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don’t see eye to eye—and tell us why.

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Monday, May 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

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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.

Jul 27, 2015
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.

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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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