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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A collection of romance novels on display. (Courtesy RoniLoren / Flickr)

The best-selling literary genre in the world: romance novels. We’ll look at the red-hot literature of love.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Poet e.e. cummings, pictured on the cover of Susan Cheever's new biography, "E.E. Cummings: A Life." (Random House)

Susan Cheever on the poet e.e. cummings, all lower-case, and radical.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM
This handout file photo taken on Friday, July 12, 2013, and made available by Human Rights Watch shows NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia . (AP)

A new biography of Edward Snowden lays out the life and motivations of the world’s “most wanted man.”

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Friday, February 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen (Tim Chapman)

Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen joins us on Florida life and politics, from Marco Rubio to Trayvon Martin.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Amy Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld are both professors of law at Yale University Law School. They are also the authors of "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America." (Penguin Press)

“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, are back, this time with their take – an explosive look — at what makes some ethnic and cultural groups successful in America.

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Friday, January 31, 2014 | 11:00 AM
The inaugural collegiate football team at the University of Notre Dame in 1887. (Courtesy Notre Dame Archives)

The deep history of American Football. Ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII, 400 years of pain and glory.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Like Rebecca Mead and “Middlemarch,” all of you have books that you read again and again (and again). Here’s a list of your favorite repeat reads.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A portrait of the British novelist George Eliot at age 30, by Alexandre-Louis-François d'Albert-Durade. (Creative Commons)

Life, love and “Middlemarch.” Rebecca Mead on why she can’t stop reading George Eliot’s great Victorian novel.

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Monday, January 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. Propelled by Ailes' "fair and balanced" branding, Fox has targeted viewers who believe the other cable-news networks, and maybe even the media overall, display a liberal tilt from which Fox News delivers them with unvarnished truth. (AP)

Gabriel Sherman on Fox News mastermind Roger Ailes and our polarized American media, from Fox to MSNBC.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Conductor, scholar, and famed interpreter of Baroque music  Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Matthias Baus).

Master conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the earthly and heavenly Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Apr 16, 2014
A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine?

Apr 16, 2014
Harvard Business School is one of the top-ranked MBA programs in the country. Our guest today suggests those kinds of degrees aren't necessary for business success. (HBS / Facebook)

Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, “forget the MBA.” He’s got the low-down on what you really need to master in business.

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Apr 15, 2014
In this file photo, author and journalist Matt Taibbi speaks to a crowd of Occupy Wall Street protestors after a march on the offices of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in New York. There was a heavy police presence around the 42nd Street area as the demonstration began Wednesday morning outside. (AP)

Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.

 
Apr 15, 2014
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP)

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we’ve learned.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Year Later
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we look back at our own coverage of the attacks and the community’s response from April 2013.

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