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Monday, May 27, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Willie Nelson performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (Willie Nelson performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (Jacqueline Larma/AP)

We sit down with the one and only Willie Nelson for some Willie Nelson tales and some Willie Nelson music.

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Friday, May 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM
A metal fan crowd surfs in a mosh pit during the heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany. (Philipp Guelland, DAPD/AP)

The definitive history of heavy metal and what it’s always been about.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM
U.S. pianist , composer and music producer Burt Bacharach performs during a concert at the Arena Civica in Milan, Italy, Wedneday, July 6, 2011. (AP)

The wizard of pop. From “Raindrops” to “Walk On By.” Burt Bacharach joins us with his new memoir of a life in music.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Brooklyn Rider (Sarah Small)

The genre-bending string quartet Brooklyn Rider performed live for On Point, and talked classical music’s future and the art of blending sounds from around the world.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Brooklyn Rider

The string quartet that plays the world. Brooklyn Rider.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Nicco Mele

The end of big: does technology spell the end of big companies, big institutions, big politics? And is David the new Goliath?

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Monday, April 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Members of the Doors pose for an undated publicity photo. From left; John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. Morrison died in 1971 at age 27. (AP)

Music philosopher Greil Marcus listens back to The Doors and hears dread and light and Thomas Pynchon.

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Friday, April 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
This 1955 file photo provided by Walt Disney Co., shows Annette Funicello, a "Mouseketeer" on Walt Disney's TV series the "Mickey Mouse Club." (AP/Disney) Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs on stage during the "I Believe Tour " in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP)

Teenage stars, from Annette Funicello to Justin Bieber. What is their role in, for, society?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Xiang Yu at WBUR (photo by Jesse Costa, WBUR)

Mongolia-born violinist Xiang Yu, on the future of classical performance and finding a voice in music.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Music producer Phil Spector, left, and his attorney Dennis Riordan appear in a courtroom for Spector's sentencing in Los Angeles, Friday, May 29, 2009. (AP)

A look at the rise and fall of Phil Spector, creator of the “wall of sound.”

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Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

President Obama is pushing hard to close a loophole that allows companies to move their operations overseas and pay lower taxes. We’ll look at what’s at stake.

Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and lessons for now.

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