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Friday, September 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Stephen Colbert, right, talks with Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush during the premiere episode of "The Late Show," Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. Bush and actor George Clooney were the guests for Colbert's debut. (AP)

Stephen Colbert’s big first week as host of “The Late Show.” Will this zany subversive change mainstream TV?

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The original members of N.W.A. in 1989, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. (Wikicommons / ringerfan23)

From “Straight Outta Compton” to rap right now, we’ll look at the evolving politics of hip hop.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Josh Young as John Newton in the Broadway production of "Amazing Grace." (Joan Marcus / Amazing Grace)

“Amazing Grace” on Broadway. We’ll hear the music and remarkable story of the composer who went from slave trader to abolitionist.

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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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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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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.

 
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.

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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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