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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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Monday, May 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama sits with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Secretary of State John Kerry, center right, and Gulf Cooperation Council leaders and delegations at Camp David, Md., Thursday, May 14, 2015.  (AP)

Choices to be made about America’s future place in the world, from large and in charge to walking softly and fixing our own problems first. Global strategist Ian Bremmer joins us.

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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.

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.

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Oliver Sacks (Elena Seibert)

Oliver Sacks, celebrated neurologist and best-selling author, has died at 82. We’ll listen back to our remarkable 2013 interview with Oliver Sacks on life and aging.

 
Sep 1, 2015
Denali is seen from a window on Air Force One during descent into Anchorage, Alaska on Aug. 31, 2015. (Pete Souza/White House)

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama’s in Alaska. We’ll look at the stakes.

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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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