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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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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Oct 8, 2015
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, local newspapers show stories about the controversial strategy to bail the government out of a financial hole, at a restaurant along Seven Mile Beach on the outskirts of George Town on the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands have lost some of their allure by abruptly proposing what amounts to an income tax on expatriate workers who have helped build the territory into one of the most famous or, for some people, notorious offshore banking centers that have tax advantages for foreign investment operations. (AP)

Trillions of dollars are now stashed in protected tax havens around the world, leaving societies’ bills to those at home. We’ll dig in.

Oct 8, 2015
US singer Patti Smith performs during the Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday, Aug.15, 2015.  (AP)

Iconic rocker, poet of punk, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith joins us to talk about her new memoir, “M Train”.

Oct 7, 2015
Students in the new documentary film "Beyond Measure" take part in a project-based learning activity with their peers. (Courtesy the Filmmakers)

Arne Duncan’s headed out as U.S. Education Secretary. What’s next for America’s school kids?

Oct 7, 2015
The Doctors Without Borders trauma center is seen in flames, after explosions near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. Doctors Without Borders announced that the death toll from the bombing of the group's Kunduz hospital compound has risen to at least 16, including 3 children and that tens are missing after the explosions that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.  (AP)

The U.S. airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan faces tough questions from Congress. We’re looking for what really happened.

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Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

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Our Week In The Web: October 2, 2015
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

We say hello again to our email address (since so many of you did this week) and goodbye to the Log Lady.

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Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making waves in the 2016 Presidential race, and he joined us today from the US Capitol to explain how his campaign message is connecting with voters around the country.

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