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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:00 am
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.

 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 10:00 am
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.

 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 11:00 am
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.

 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 10:00 am
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.

 
Monday, May 23, 2016 | 11:00 am
Robin Wright, right, attending the Emmy Awards in 2015 with Kevin Spacey. The pair star in "House of Cards" on Netflix. Wright recently shared that she fought to have an equal salary as Spacey. (Alex Berliner/Invision for the Television Academy/AP)

The pay gap between men and women is much greater in white-collar than blue-collar jobs. We’ll look at why, and what should be done about it.

 
Monday, May 23, 2016 | 10:00 am
A long line of travelers wait for the TSA security check point at O'Hare International airport in Chicago. Some major airports are currently seeing wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours. (Teresa Crawford/AP)

The latest on the EgyptAir crash, and the latest on the TSA and security in the United States.

 
Friday, May 20, 2016 | 11:00 am
Moby in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Musician-DJ Moby is out with a new memoir. He’s with us in the studio.

 
Friday, May 20, 2016 | 10:00 am
A relative of the victims of the EgyptAir flight 804 that crashed, reacts as she makes a phone call at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Egyptian aviation officials say an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

An Egypt Air flight goes down at sea. Battle over Zika fight funding. The Democratic Party rift grows. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 11:00 am
This artist’s impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.

New research finds lots of earth-like planets out there. We check in on the search for intelligent life in the universe.

 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 10:00 am
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, line the streets outside Miami-Dade College before the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate,  Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami. Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt,  will debate days before the Florida primary on March 15. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

On the home stretch to a nominee. We’ll talk with Bernie Sanders supporters about how they see his candidacy, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, and the future now.

 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 11:00 am
Vice President Joe Biden jokes with Julia Louis-Dreyfus of the TV show, “Veep,” as she sits at his desk in the Vice President's West Wing office at the White House, April 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

From “Scandal” to “Veep” to “House of Cards,” we’re asking what makes television’s political dramas and comedies so popular.

 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 10:00 am
FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left, assists Ruben Torres, 27, during a health care enrollment event at the SEIU-UHW office in Commerce, Calif. Millions more Americans signed up to be covered under President Barack Obama's health care initiative, but controversy about "Obamacare" raged on. Criticism from Republicans in Congress was relentless, many GOP-governed states balked at participation, and opinion polls suggested most Americans remained skeptical about the program. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

The controversial Affordable Care Act has insured millions of Americans, but left many patients frustrated. We’ll look at Obamacare’s growing pains

 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 11:00 am
Neon signs illuminate this payday loan business, one of 650 operating in the state and some open 24 a day, Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Phoenix. Attempts to reauthorize the payday loan industry failed in both houses of the Arizona legislature on Wednesday, as the industry operates on a temporary exemption from Arizona's 36-percent interest rate cap, but that exemption ends on June 30. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Google is taking a stand, banning ads for short-term, payday loans. We’ll take a deep look at payday lending.

 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 10:00 am
Opponents of the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a demonstration in Caracas on May 14, 2016.
Venezuela braced for protests Saturday after Maduro declared a state of emergency to combat the "foreign aggression" he blamed for an economic crisis that has pushed the country to the brink of collapse. / AFP / FEDERICO PARRA        (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Two South American giants in crisis. Brazil and Venezuela. We’ll look at their ways ahead, from corruption to oppression to the Olympics.

 
Monday, May 16, 2016 | 11:00 am
Author Louise Erdrich, shown here in 2008 at her store BirchBark Books in Minneapolis, is out with a new novel, "LaRose." (Dawn Villella/AP)

In Louise Erdrich’s new novel LaRose, a man accidentally kills his neighbor’s son and makes an impossible sacrifice.

 
Monday, May 16, 2016 | 10:00 am
A sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The Obama administration Friday offered guidance to schools across the country about what they could do to protect civil rights of students. (Toby Talbot/AP File)

The Obama administration says public schools must let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. How will this work?

 
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 11:00 am
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Trevor Noah appears during a taping of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" in New York. Noah replaced host Jon Stewart, who left the show in July. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is with us talking pointed comedy and the challenges of taking over from Jon Stewart.

 
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 10:00 am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2016. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Trump and Ryan meet. Bloody Baghdad. Brazil impeachment. Wildfire at Canada’s tar sands. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 11:00 am
Andrew Hamilton, the attorney ofor John Peter Zenger, convinced a jury in New York in 1735 to rebel against the oppressive law of seditious libel and free the printer from jail. Their decision contributed to a broad recognition decades later that new safeguards were needed to protect press freedom. (Courtesy St. Martin's Press)

The raucous politics at the very beginning of the American Republic, and what we have now. Stephen Solomon, author of the new book Revolutionary Dissent joins us.

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 10:00 am
An man works his phone as he drives through traffic in Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Texas lawmakers are considering a statewide ban on texting while driving. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Distracted driving is a huge, dangerous, and growing problem. We text, we eat, we crash. We look for new solutions to get drivers to keep their eyes on the road.

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:00 am
In this April 27, 2016, photo, Lezley McSpadden poses for a portrait in St. Louis. McSpadden was sitting in her car on a smoke break from her grocery store job on Aug. 9, 2014, when a friend told her someone had been shot near Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Mo. After that her life crumbled learning her son, 18-year-old son Michael Brown, had been shot and killed by a police officer. McSpadden recounts what happened that fateful day two summers ago in her autobiography, "Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil," set to be released Tuesday, May 10, 2016, and co-written by Lyah Beth LeFlore. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson by a white police officer set off a nation-wide debate on racial justice. His mother is now speaking out. She joins us. Plus, a closer look a the scrutiny surrounding the black female West Point cadets who posed for a photo with hands raised in fists.

 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 10:00 am
A Pro-Brexit campaigner hands out leaflets at Liverpool Street station in London, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. With less than three months to go until a June 23 referendum, Britain's anti-EU campaigners are bitterly divided, with two rival camps battling over which will be the standard-bearer in the campaign, and over how to win the historic vote. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Should Britain stay in the European Union or take an exit? The Brexit? We’ll hear the debate from across the pond. Plus, we’ll talk about London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan.

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 11:00 am
FILE- In this April 8, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk from Marine One toward Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport. Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year." (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Malia Obama will take a gap year before college. Did you? Should you? What it takes to have a good gap year.

 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 10:00 am
NEW ORLEANS - MAY 09:  (NETHERLANDS OUT) Shanika Reaux holds her baby Tatiana Lewis, 6 months, in their residence in the devastated Lower Ninth Ward May 9, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reaux's home in the Lower Ninth Ward was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina before she ever got the chance to move in last August. Reaux says she and her family moved into a donated gutted home in the Lower Ninth in February after FEMA would no longer pay for her housing once she returned to the state of Louisiana. The water is unsafe to drink in the area and many homes are completely destroyed.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

How long are you likely to live in America? And why? We’ll look at race, gender, money- and American lifespans now.

 
Monday, May 9, 2016 | 11:00 am
The portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il hang inside the convention hall of the April 25 House of Culture where the party congress is held in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, May 9, 2016. North Korea’s ruling-party congress on Monday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un, center, party chairman, in a move that highlights how the authoritarian country’s first congress in 36 years is aimed at bolstering the young leader.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

For the first time in 36 years, North Korea’s ruling political elite gather in Pyongyang for the Workers’ Party Congress. We’ll take you there.

 
Monday, May 9, 2016 | 10:00 am
In this handout photo taken April 20, 2016, and provided by Steve Polczwartek New Hampshire presidential primary candidates are seen on a new board game called  "Trunks 'N Asses" developed by Steve Polczwartek and Blake Amacker, co-workers in Keene, N.H. The game features six candidates _ Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders; and Vermin Supreme, a performance artist and perennial candidate in the New Hampshire primary.  (Steve Polczwartek via AP)

America’s two-party political system and the will of the people. Is it time for a big rethink? A realignment? New parties?

 
Friday, May 6, 2016 | 11:00 am
Close-up of a Grauer's gorilla. Kahuzi-Biega National Park, one of the last remaining strongholds of the 
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Great gorillas being wiped out by war and poaching. We’ll go to the mountains of Africa. Plus, after the Ivory burn in Kenya- we look at the state of the world’s elephants.

 
Friday, May 6, 2016 | 10:00 am
President Barack Obama drinks water as he finishes speaking at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, about the ongoing water crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 11:00 am
Rob Reiner with his son, Nick. [Courtesy: Paladin]

Filmmaker, actor Rob Reiner and his son, Nick, get personal in their new film “Being Charlie,” which takes on drug addiction.

 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 10:00 am
Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Detroit Public Schools transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools. Detroit's schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. The state earlier gave the district $48.7 million in emergency funding to keep it open through June 30 as the Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fixing Michigan- from Flint’s water crisis to failing schools in Detroit. Are state takeovers the answers or the problem?

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 11:00 am
Leslie Stahl with her grandchild Jordan. (Courtesy: Leslie Stahl)

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 10:00 am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 11:00 am
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 10:00 am
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

 
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 11:00 am
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

 
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 10:00 am
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

 
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 11:00 am
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.

 
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 10:00 am
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.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 11:00 am
Detail of the National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York.  US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was confident that Congress would approve a major austerity plan to avoid a debt default as he met with skeptical members of his Democratic Party.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyond the campaign sound and fury, how do we really solve our biggest national problems? One smart citizen thinker weighs in- with you.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 10:00 am
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 11:00 am
FILE - In this April 15, 2015 file photo, a man takes a picture of the fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The vice president of sustainability for MGM Resorts International, Chris Brophy, told a panel of the Nevada Drought Forum on Friday, July 17, the company saved 2 billion gallons of water since 2008 through a variety of conservation efforts. The company has 15 properties on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

Can the thirstiest city in the driest state in the country become the Silicon Valley of water? Las Vegas is set to try.

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 10:00 am
(Flickr/AisleTwentytwo)

Getting real about the depth of financial security in America’s middle class. We will go very up close and personal.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 11:00 am
Tourists photograph the sunset at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, Maine. The 1,528-foot mountain is the highest point on the shoreline of the east coast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Ready, set, summer. New ways to get lost inside America’s National Parks with the writers of Outside Magazine.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 10:00 am
This image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the scene after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle at a military checkpoint at the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab suburb, Damascus, Monday, April 25, 2016. A bomb blast in a Damascus suburb that is home to one of the holiest Shiite shrines in Syria killed several people on Monday, according to a pro-government TV station and an activist-run monitoring group. (SANA via AP)

The President calls for more U.S. special forces into Syria. Last week, more troops and gunships into Iraq. What is this push and its strategy for ISIS?

 
Monday, April 25, 2016 | 11:00 am
GQ, left, Jackson Doran, center, and JQ from Chicago hip-hop sensation Q Brothers perform their "Othello: the Remix" rap during a rehearsal for Sydney Festival in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.  Sydney Festival is an arts based event held in January each year boasting local and international artists in contemporary and classical music, dance, circus, drama and visual arts.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

400 years after Shakespeare, we celebrate the bard with a new look at Othello. And how it speaks to us today on race and gender.

 
Monday, April 25, 2016 | 10:00 am
A computer screen displays the social media posting by Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook in Beijing, China, Friday, March 18, 2016. The photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging in downtown Beijing’s notorious smog has prompted a torrent of astonishment, mockery and amusement on Chinese social media. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Layoffs and shakeups at online news sites, and what that means for the uncertain future of journalism.

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 11:00 am
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Legendary performer, musician Prince has died at age 57. We’ll listen back to a remarkable career

 
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 10:00 am
Vehicles left stranded on a flooded Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015.  Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive ammounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches(27.9cm) in some parts of the state, national forecasters reported, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. AFP PHOTO/AARON M. SPRECHER        (Photo credit should read Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)

New York votes. Houston floods. Harriet Tubman on the $20. And Obama lunches with the Queen of England. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 11:00 am
Andrew Solomon in Zambia in 1997. Photo: Luca Trovato.

Acclaimed writer, psychologist, traveler Andrew Solomon the importance of getting out- way out- into the world.

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 10:00 am
An interpreter talks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman as he meets with President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Obama's first stop in Saudi Arabia was a one-on-one meeting with King Salman before the six-nation GCC summit opens Thursday. He was slated to spend little more than 24 hours in the Saudi capital before heading on to visits to London and Hannover, Germany.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The president’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The two countries’ special relationship is being challenged on everything from ISIS to oil.

 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 11:00 am
Benjamin Walker plays Patrick Bateman in 'American Psycho' at the Schoenfield Theatre in New York. Photo: Jeremy Daniel

The bloody, pitch-black satire American Psycho is now a Broadway musical. We’ll dive in with the director and star of the show.

 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 10:00 am
Former President Bill Clinton, left, applauds, as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage at her victory party after winning the New York state primary Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Who has the delegates and the way forward after the New York primary? We’ll add it all up with top political watchers.

 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 11:00 am
Ron Fournier and his family meet George W. Bush in the Oval Office.

Journalist Ron Fournier turns the tables on himself for a soul-searching meditation on fatherhood now. What it is. How it’s changing.

 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 10:00 am
Josefa Cevena, from left, her sisters Rita Cevena and Elian Cevena, carry their children as they look for shelter, after their home was destroyed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Saturday night quake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador’s normally placid Pacific Ocean coast. At least 350 people died and thousands are homeless. President Rafael Correa said early Monday that the death toll would “surely rise, and in a considerable way.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Powerful earthquakes hit Japan and Ecuador. We’ll look at vulnerability and preparedness around the world—and here in the USA.

 
Monday, April 18, 2016 | 11:00 am
In this April 5, 2016 photo, a masked and armed policeman patrols a gang controlled neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador. Hyper-violent gangs declared open-season on police in this Central American nation in response to a government crackdown that began last year. (Alex Peña/AP)

NPR’s Kelly McEvers went to El Salvador to find out how violent street gangs are terrorizing a whole country for the podcast “Embedded.”

 
Monday, April 18, 2016 | 10:00 am
"The Future of the Professions" discusses how technology is transforming the work of professionals in the 21st century. (Pixabay)

Tech disruption heads for the professions. Doctors, lawyers, accountants now face real digital competition.

 
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 11:00 am
General Motors' V2V (vehicle to vehicle) communication technology has the potential to mitigate many traffic collisions by sending and receiving basic safety information such as location, speed and direction of travel, between vehicles that are approaching each other. It will provide useful warnings to drivers, like this "Hard Braking Ahead" warning. Cadillac will introduce V2V technology on the 2017 Cadillac CTS. (Photo by Rob Widdis for Cadillac)

Cars that brake, steer, drive and see in the dark. The almost self-driving car is already here. Car Talk’s Ray Magliozzi joins us to kick those tires.

 
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 10:00 am
Verizon workers picket outside one of the company's facilities Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Democrats battle in Brooklyn. Trump says “rigged.” Verizon strike. Russian jets buzz the US Navy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 11:00 am
Hamilton Production Photos by Joan Marcus

Broadway’s mega-hit “Hamilton” is all the craze. And it’s not just the lucky few who have seen it, who are obsessed.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 10:00 am
In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Rikers Island juvenile detention facility inmates walk single file to the jail's chapel for a visit from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and entertainer L.L. Cool J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Inside a major push to reduce jail populations and fix racial disparities in the justice system. Eleven major cities are all in.

 
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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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