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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jewel performs in the On Point Studio on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. (Liz Gillis / WBUR)

Singer-songwriter Jewel asked “who will save your soul”? Now she’s talking about saving her own. We’ll talk to Jewel.

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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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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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