Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A man urges people to vote against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance outside an early voting center in Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. The contested ordinance is a broad measure that would consolidate existing bans on discrimination tied to race, sex, religion and other categories in employment, housing and public accommodations, and extend such protections to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Is America ready for transgender rights? By its vote this week, Houston is not. We’ll look at the push, and pushback.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Douma Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people gather near damaged buildings, in the aftermath of an airstrike that activists said was carried out by Russia, in Douma, Syria, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP)

U.S. special forces taking on ISIS in Iraq, and how headed into Syria. Should U.S. troops be back on the ground in this region?

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Friday, October 30, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.  (AP)

A violent classroom arrest. Hello, Speaker Paul D. Ryan. GOP debate. The US and a combat role against ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Marco Rubio, right, and Jeb Bush, argue a point during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP)

The economy, center stage at the GOP debate. We’ll look at the latest from Carson, Trump, Bush, Rubio and more.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Ruby Garrett, a third-year law student at the University of Chicago, right, interviews FBI director James Comey during a panel discussion on race and policy, at the University of Chicago law school, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Chicago (AP)

FBI chief James Comey suggests Black Lives Matter has police backing off and crime pushing up. The Justice Department says not so. We’ll dive in.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, National Security Aide Oliver North, right, applauds Iran-Contra figure and former CIA station chief Joseph Fernandez, left, as he is congratulated by Contra leader Adolfo Calero, center, during a reception in Miami, Florida on Friday, June 30, 1989 to raise funds for Fernandez. (AP)

Investigative reporter Robert Parry on American journalism, now, and what we’re not being told about the living history of our country.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP)

Clinton and Benghazi. Joe Biden says no. Breast care. “Star Wars.” Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Durbin prepares to fly a drone during a demonstration of a search and rescue operation on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Dublin, Calif.  (AP)

Getting a handle on America’s drones. The Federal government now wants to register maybe millions. Maybe yours.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, speak during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas.  (AP)

Economist Robert Reich joins us to talk the latest debate over capitalism, and how it’s really working now.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An Israeli soldier shoots and kills a Palestinian holding a knife after he stabbed another Israeli soldier, seen kneeling,, center, during clashes in Hebron, West Bank Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP)

A wave of stabbings in Jerusalem has sparked fears of a new Palestinian uprising. We’ll look at the roots of the violence, and the Israeli response.

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Nov 26, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

Nov 26, 2015
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.

Nov 25, 2015
Three of baker Renee McLeoud's delicious pies, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Bring your appetite! We’re gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.

Nov 25, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

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Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving: Recipes
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Did our Thanksgiving 2016 episode make you hungry? Good news — we’ve got recipes right here.

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Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

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Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS
Monday, Nov 23, 2015

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

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