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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.

 
Friday, February 5, 2016 | 11:00 AM
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
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Apr 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

Apr 29, 2016
Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

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Apr 28, 2016
Detail of the National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York.  US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was confident that Congress would approve a major austerity plan to avoid a debt default as he met with skeptical members of his Democratic Party.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyond the campaign sound and fury, how do we really solve our biggest national problems? One smart citizen thinker weighs in- with you.

 
Apr 28, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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