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Friday, May 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Moby in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Musician-DJ Moby is out with a new memoir. He’s with us in the studio.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 11:00 AM
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Legendary performer, musician Prince has died at age 57. We’ll listen back to a remarkable career

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Soul icon James Brown in a 1988 performance in Bremen, Germany. (Courtney Creative Commons)

James Brown’s former music director called in today. It wasn’t a planted call, believe us — but that didn’t make it any less spectacular.

 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 11:00 AM
James Brown and the Famous Flames, performing at New York City's Apollo Theater in 1964. (Creative Commons / Don Paulsen)

Renowned novelist James McBride, with a deep new take on the godfather of soul, James Brown.

 
Friday, April 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, in a still from the video for his new single, "Left-Handed Kisses." (Courtesy Loma Vista Recordings)

Alt-folk hero Andrew Bird joins us with his sweet, layered songs of love and chemistry.

 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Ethan Hawke plays famed jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in the new biopic film, "Born To Be Blue." (Courtesy IFC)

Actor Ethan Hawke as jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in “Born to Be Blue.”

 
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 11:00 AM
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison post in a 1966 publicity photo with their longtime producer and so-called "Fifth Beatle," George Martin. (WikiCommons)

Sir George Martin died this week at 90. We’ll look at how the “fifth Beatle” revolutionized modern music.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Pop star Kesha, center,  leaves Supreme court in New York, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Kesha is fighting to wrest her career away from a hitmaker she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her _ and still has exclusive rights to make records with her. Producer Dr. Luke says the singer is slinging falsehoods and ruining his reputation to try to weasel out of her recording contract and strike a new deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

If the hashtag #FreeKesha confused you this weekend, listen to a quick run through of the legal issues at the heart of the complicated case.

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Kendrick Lamar performs at the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

With Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy performance and Beyoncé at the Super Bowl, we look at the new moment for black protest music.

 
Friday, February 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Scalia died Saturday at age 79. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

An empty seat at the Supreme Court. Primary battles in South Carolina and Nevada. Apple versus the government on privacy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
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May 25, 2016
This April 29, 2014, file photo, shows an Exxon sign at a Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

How will the oil giants do business in the climate change future? Shareholders at Exxon, Chevron and more want to hear their plans. So do we.

May 25, 2016
Police gather in a cordoned off area where a possible murder suspect fired shots at officers surrounding a South Side home where he is barricaded Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Predictive policing. With violence on the rise, Chicago has turned to big data to predict gun and gang violence.

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May 24, 2016
Activist and author Gloria Steinem. (Carly Romeo / Courtesy Gloria Steinem)

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem explores how violence against women drives global instability in her new show, “Woman.” She’s with us.

 
May 24, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Vietnamese Communist party secretary general Nguyen Phu Trong at the Central Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s in Vietnam and Japan. The G7, Hiroshima and his pivot to Asia are all on the table. We look at the big picture. Plus, President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima.

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Gloria Steinem Explains Her ‘Bernie Boys’ Comment
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem explains why her apparent diss of female supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders was anything but.

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‘Best Of’ 2016 Commencement Speeches
Monday, May 16, 2016

Excerpts from a few of the best commencement speeches delivered to the graduating class of 2016.

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Caller: Trump is a ‘Yankee moron,’ but I support him
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

“I’m a working man. I’ve worked 13, 14 hours every day. I got two jobs. I got three kids. I got a wife. You know, I’m not a misogynist.”

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