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Friday, July 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Harmonica master Howard Levy, in a photo dated February 2012. (Courtesy the Artist)

Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy tears it up with us. From Bach to the blues.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This file image from the Dutch National Archives is a portrait of singer Nina Simone, taken in 1965. (Creative Commons / WikiCommons)

Singer/composer Nina Simone, voice of brilliant black artistry, is back in a new documentary. We’ll dive in.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Taylor Swift accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.  (AP)

Taylor Swift takes on Apple over royalties and wins. We’ll look at the latest battles in music streaming – the players, the artists, and the music itself.

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Monday, May 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

 
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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 11:00 AM
David Letterman and Bill Murray wave from the side door of the Ed Sullivan Theater during the first episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York. (Jim Cooper/AP)

David Letterman is leaving television. So are advertising dollars. We’ll look at the changes in TV and how today’s industry tries to reach you.

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Friday, May 15, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A couple enters a church in Budapest, Hungary before their wedding. (Fabio Penna / Flickr)

Beyond the cake, the dress and the “I do’s.” Ellen McCarthy tells us what she learned about marriage as the Washington Post’s wedding reporter. Plus: looking back at the life of blues legend B.B. King.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 | 11:00 AM
People walk around a stage during the Electric Daisy Carnival, Friday, June 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. People from around the world come to the event to listen to electronic dance music and experience the lights, art installations and carnival rides.  (AP)

Everyone on the dance floor. How electronic dance music conquered America.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, left, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speak during a news conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (AP)

WikiLeaks was instrumental on NSA spying and Iraq War scandal. Has it now gone to gossip?

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A portion of the cover of Cynthia Barnett's "Rain" A Natural and Cultural History." (Crown Publishing)

All about rain. From poems and paintings to parched earth. We’ll hear a natural and cultural history of rain.

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Jul 7, 2015
Supporters of the No vote celebrate after the results of the referendum in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal.  (AP)

Greeks spoke and said no to the European ultimatum. Folly or bravery, these are uncharted waters for Europe and Greece.

Jul 7, 2015
Freddy Osborne, left, and teammate Nikolai Darken, second left, both from Fairfield, Conn., play a word against teammates Yanni Raymond, right, and Knox Daniel, second right, both from Charlottesville, Va., during the first round at the 2015 North American School SCRABBLE Championship at Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, R.I., Saturday, May 16, 2015.  (AP)

From the living room to world championships, Scrabble is fun—and fiercely competitive. We’ll dig in.

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Jul 6, 2015
A still from the upcoming documentary film, "Tough Love." (Courtesy PBS / The Filmmakers)

An intimate look at the foster care system from the perspective of two families struggling to reunite with their children.

 
Jul 6, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks during services honoring the life of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., at the College of Charleston TD Arena. Pinckney was one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston.  (AP)

How should we talk about faith and God in these uncertain times? We put that tough question—and more—to a roundtable of religious thinkers.

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Our Week In The Web: July 3, 2015
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

We made a lot of last-minute programming changes these past few weeks, and you stuck around with us through it all. Thanks!

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Election 2016: Who Exactly Is Running For President?
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Who is running for President, anyway? We attempt to help you figure it out.

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Our Week In The Web: June 19, 2015
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

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