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Monday, November 4, 2013 | 11:00 am
annpatchett

PEN/Faulkner prize-winning author Ann Patchett on the art of telling the truth about love, friendship, work and art.

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Monday, November 4, 2013 | 10:00 am
In this Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, Temeka Williams, right, of Detroit, uses her EBT/Bridge Card tokens for a purchase from Elizabeth and Gary Lauber from Sweet Delights at the Farmer's Market in Detroit. The temporary increase in food stamps also know as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program expires Oct. 31, meaning for millions of Americans, the benefits that help them put food on the table every month won’t stretch as far as they have for the past four years. (AP)

Food stamp benefits cut and Congress considers even deeper cuts. We’ll hear the debate over national priorities, hunger and character.

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Friday, November 1, 2013 | 11:00 am
Father Junipero Serra is widely considered to be the founder of modern California. His legacy is a complicated one. (Hill & Wang)

Father Serra and the tough history of the priest and colonialist who brought the Spanish Empire and the church to California, three centuries ago.

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Friday, November 1, 2013 | 10:00 am
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (AP)

Obamacare hullaballoos. NSA snooping fury still rising. Superstorm Sandy, one year on. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 11:00 am
This Halloween, take a moment to look back at some classic horror stories. (Tom Ashbrook / WBUR)

For Halloween, we look at the horror genre today –in the movies and in print– with some of the best fright-meisters in the business.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 10:00 am
In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues on the beach area of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. (AP)

A year after Hurricane Sandy, we look at what’s in the works — and what’s not — to address climate change, from levees to energy policy.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 11:00 am
Anne Lamott. Her new book is "Stiches: A Handbook On Meaning, Hope and Repair." (Penguin Books)

Best-selling soul-keeper Anne Lamott on finding meaning and healing in a frazzled age.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 10:00 am
In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The F.D.A. announced in Oct. 2013 that it would formally recommend a change in the classification of hydrocodone pain medications. (AP)

The F.D.A. moves to rein in America’s huge usage of powerful painkillers. We’ll look at where they’re drawing the line.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 11:00 am
J. Craig Venter. (Viking Publishing)

Famed genome sequencer Craig Venter joins us to look at the brave new world of synthetic life.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 10:00 am
Laura Murphy, Director of the Washington Legislative Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), speaks during a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol to demand that Congress investigate the NSA's mass surveillance programs on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Washington.  (AP)

More claims all over on NSA snooping. We look at the scope of American surveillance and what we need, or don’t.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 | 11:00 am
Actor Nick Offerman has been working for years, but he didn't gain a wide following until his surprisingly-successful role as the gruf, Libertarian-leaning Parks and Recreation Department Director on the NBC comedy, "Parks and Recreation." Offerman's new book is "Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals For Delicious Living." (Dutton)

Actor Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson from the TV hit “Parks and Recreation,” on becoming an actor, and being a manly-man.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 | 10:00 am
In this Tuesday, June 25, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal upon arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. One day, Saudi Arabia looks to spend $6.8 billion in its latest buying spree of American weapons. Two days later, the kingdom vents its anger at the U.S. ‘s Mideast policy by snubbing a seat on the U.N. Security Council in a show of discontent. A mix of both customer and critic, Saudi Arabia is trying to carve out its own path to counter U.S. moves such as outreach to Iran, while knowing it still needs its longtime ally as a powerful big brother. (AP)

Saudi Arabia, Iran , and the new geo-political calculus of the Middle East, with America awkwardly in the middle.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 | 11:00 am
Rock icon Donald Fagen looks back on a lengthy and ongoing career in his new memoir 'Eminent Hipsters.' He co-founded the classic rock group Steely Dan with Walter Becker in 1972. (Penguin Books USA)

Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen talks “eminent hipsters” and the cultural outliers that shaped his sound. He joins us.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 | 10:00 am
Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI listens at left as Andy Slavitt, representing QSSI's parent company, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with contractors that built the federal government's health care websites. (AP)

Obamacare rollout under scrutiny. NSA snooping angers U.S. allies. Students killing teachers. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 11:00 am
Plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) addresses his slave, Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) as Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) looks on in the 2013 film, "12 Years A Slave." (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

From “Gone With the Wind” to “Django Unchained” to “Twelve Years a Slave,” we’ll look at the evolving depiction of slavery in American film.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 10:00 am
Republican strategist Karl Rove gestures while at a luncheon at the California Republican Party convention, in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2013.  (AP)

The big money squaring off in the GOP’s hot in-house struggle. From the Koch Brothers to Karl Rove to the Tea Party, we’ll look at whose cash is fueling what.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 11:00 am
Anna Holmes is the founding editor of Jezebel.com, a wildly popular online news and culture magazine designed for women, but written without the problematic sheen of traditional women's publications. Anna Holmes' new book is called, "Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things." (Anna Wolf)

The founding editor of the hugely popular online women’s news and culture magazine, Jezebel, shares her scrappy, brawling, feminist view of the world.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 10:00 am
Independent Elections Commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, center, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The top contenders for Afghanistan’s 2014 presidential elections all survived a preliminary disqualification round on Tuesday that eliminated 16 minor candidates for not meeting requirements, officials said. (AP)

Afghanistan and Pakistan are still brewing up big challenges for the United States. Taliban talks, drone wars, how to stay in, how to get out.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 11:00 am
Composer and bandleader Duke Ellington is photographed playing the piano in this undated photo. (AP)

The genius of Duke Ellington. Terry Teachout joins us on the great “Aristocrat of Jazz.”

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 10:00 am
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives before President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Washington. (AP)

A terrible rollout of the sign-up system for the Affordable Care Act. We’ll ask why, and what it’s going to take to fix it.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 | 11:00 am
In this Wednesday June 13, 2012, file photo, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, President and Chief Executive Rod Beckstrom, speaks on expanding the number of domain name suffixes during a press conference in London. Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival “.com” should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday Feb. 25, 2013. (AP)

In the wake of NSA spying revelations, a global push to move the United States out of its leading role in overseeing the Internet.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 | 10:00 am
Poor people wait in queue to get free food distributed at an outlet supported by well-off people in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Pakistan will also observe the World Food Day Wednesday where as many as 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and cannot afford proper meals due to high rate of inflation and price-hike, according to government statistics. (AP)

The new global population debate. How many humans should, can, will live on this planet?

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Friday, October 18, 2013 | 11:00 am
Pallbearers wearing anti-bullying t-shirts carry the casket of Rebecca Sedwick,12, to a waiting hearse as they exit the Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Bartow, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's Office investigators say they believe Sedwick leaped to her death from a structure at an abandoned cement plant last week following months of bullying. (AP)

Felony charges against two girls in the cyber-bullying death of 12-year old Rebecca Ann Sedwick. We’ll look at young tormenters and the law.

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Friday, October 18, 2013 | 10:00 am
President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Lawmakers Wednesday voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. (AP)

Shutdown ends. Nuclear talks with Iran. An American Medal of Honor. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 11:00 am
Detail from Alfred Jacob Miller's "The Trapper's Bride." Author Andrew Graybill's book, "The Red and the White," looks at three generations of a mixed-race Native American-white family.

“The Red and the White”. A new history of interracial marriage and massacre in the old American West

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 10:00 am
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks with security after talking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Washington. Sen. McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram their own version through the House. (AP)

The deal in Washington, and where it leaves us.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 7:00 pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Senators announced a bipartisan deal to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling. (AP)

The Senate reaches a deal to reopen to the government and raise the debt ceiling.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 11:00 am
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, author, actor and global cultural ambassador. His new novel for young adults, "Sasquatch in the Paint," is the first in a planned series of novels. (Disney Publishing Worldwide)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is with us on turning his own childhood struggles into stories of inspiration.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 10:00 am
Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses during a news conference after a House GOP meeting on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington. (AP)

Negotiations down to the wire on the debt ceiling and the government shutdown.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 11:00 am
Author and professor Alison Wolf. Her new book is 'The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World.' (Kings College, London)

We look at the lives of powerful working women, and how their rise has created a less equal world.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 10:00 am
Karolinska Institute's Chairman of the Nobel committee for physiology or medicine Juleen Zierath talks, as images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman, of the US, and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, as they are announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine. (AP)

This year’s Nobel laureates and more have sounded the alarm bell on funding basic science research. We talk to them.

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Monday, October 14, 2013 | 11:00 am
Franco

Hollywood A-lister now novelist James Franco joins us to talk about his new book” Actor’s Anonymous.”

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Monday, October 14, 2013 | 10:00 am
From left, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., look to photographers as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. (AP)

The push for a deal on debt, debt-ceiling, default, shutdown. We’ll parse the state of play with top reporters.

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Friday, October 11, 2013 | 11:00 am
Russian Coast Guards seize the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise, following a protest by Greenpeace activists at a Russian oil platform in the Pechora Sea, off the coast of Russia. Greenpeace said Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 that four activists and a journalist who were detained after protesting at a Russian oil platform have been charged with piracy and could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. (AP)

Greenpeace activists confront Russia’s Arctic oil drilling. Now they’re deep in prison and charged with piracy. We go to the Arctic, and the prison.

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Friday, October 11, 2013 | 10:00 am
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Shutdown pain. Default fever. Terror raids and Nobel Prizes. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 11:00 am
An image from William Blake's engravings illustrating the biblical Book of Job. Job, a virtuous and upstanding man, was nevertheless tormented by God as a test of his conception of faith. (Creative Commons)

The Book of Job, and the trials of Job. Hard and endless. We’ll ask what the hard old bible story has to say now.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 10:00 am
As public attention focuses on deficit-reduction negotiations, Public Notice launches its fourth ad campaign, this time wrapping Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) buses and bus shelters to drive home the organization’s message of “don’t raise debt ceiling without cutting spending.” (Creative Commons)

Barreling towards default. We’ll go deep on scenarios for the economy. They’re scary—and the politics. Scary too.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 11:00 am
Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark has been writing hit songs for years. '12 Stories' is her debut solo album. (Shore Fire Media)

Brandy Clark is the songwriter behind some of country’s biggest recent hits. She’s got her own album now. It’s dark, funny, heartfelt, and she shares it with us.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 10:00 am
Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court is tackling a challenge to limits on contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. (AP)

The High Court and blowing the lid off campaign contributions.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 11:00 am
Author Jen Lin-Liu shares some of the manta dumplings she shared with guest host Jane Clayson in the WBUR studios. Lin-Liu is the author of the new book, "“On The Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, With Love and Pasta." (WBUR)

Noodle-mania. We track the birth story of a staple from China to Italy. Its savory history.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 10:00 am
Photographers are reflected on the glass, background, as leaders of the Asia-Pacific region stand for a group photo session during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 (AP)

The president of the United States is missing from a big summit of Asia-Pacific nations this week. China is happy to step in. We look at how the U.S. is doing in its pivot to Asia.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 | 11:00 am
In the new film 'A.C.O.D.,' Carter (Adam Scott) reconnects with Dr. Judith (Jane Lynch), his childhood psychologist. (Black Bear Pictures)

A new comedy about adult children of divorce and what they carry with them. It’s funny –and it’s not.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 | 10:00 am
A woman who wished to be identified as Nancy, holds a sign during an event with the Democratic Progressive Caucus with furloughed federal employees blaming House Republicans on the government shutdown on Capitol Hill on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington. (AP)

Can a Tea Party activist, a mainstream Republican congressman and a former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean find common ground on how to fix Washington? We’ll find out.

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Friday, October 4, 2013 | 11:00 am
On Point host Tom Ashbrook leads the discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School's kickoff event for its Challenges to Democracy series on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Harvard's Alex Keyssar, Canadian journalist and Liberal Party candidate Chrystia Freeland and Princeton University's Martin Gilens joined Tom on stage. (WBUR)

A special forum on American democracy. American inequality, and this country’s path ahead.

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Friday, October 4, 2013 | 10:00 am
Rosa Guerra, 52, right, gets a free eye exam during the Binational Health Week event held at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Tuesday was the first day of the new federal health care law. (AP)

Locked horns and a shutdown. Health care rollout. Netanyahu at the U.N. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 11:00 am
Pittsburgh Pirates' Marlon Byrd, right, is greeted by teammate Pedro Alvarez after hitting a home run in the second inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP)

Has America’s past-time gone past its time? Major League Baseball playoffs are upon us, but the future of baseball is looking kinda wobbly.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 10:00 am
With the federal government out of money and out of time, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., center, meets with House GOP conferees as the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate remain at an impasse, neither side backing down over Obamacare, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP)

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on gerrymandering, the shutdown, and our democracy, he says, on the line — right now.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 11:00 am
Armed police from the General Service Unit take cover behind a wall during a bout of gunfire, outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP)

In the wake of Nairobi’s terror, top counter-insurgency expert David Kilcullen looks at the age of the urban guerrilla.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 10:00 am
Trader Robert McQuade works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Investors continue to worry about the economy and the growing possibility of a government shutdown. (AP)

With a government shutdown and the debt ceiling up next, we look at how the U.S. economy may react to a season of political upheaval.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 11:00 am
Miss New York Nina Davuluri performs during the Miss America 2014 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP)

We talk with the new Miss America — Nina Davuluri — on diversity now in this country, and how it’s working.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 10:00 am
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, walks to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (AP)

We look at the great age of dysfunction in Washington, D.C. Shutdown and beyond. What’s making the House divided?

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Monday, September 30, 2013 | 11:00 am
In this Wednesday, June 19, 2013, file photo, Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin applauds in front of the logo for Dalian Wanda Group during an event at a hotel in Beijing, China. (AP)

China rising in movies and entertainment. Its studios, its ambitions, its Hollywood—and ours.

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Monday, September 30, 2013 | 10:00 am
Maygan Rollins, 22, a field organizer with Enroll America, holds a clipboard with pamplets while canvassing at a bus stop, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Miami. Enroll America is a private, non-profit organization running a grassroots campaign to encourage people to sign up for health care offered by the Affordable Care Act. (AP)

Signing up for Obamacare. On the eve of the Affordable Care Act rollout, we look at its what, where, and how.

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Friday, September 27, 2013 | 11:00 am
This April 1, 2013 file photo shows director Mike Nichols at the "Lucky Guy" opening night in New York. Nichols is getting his hands dirty in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," a play about a love triangle and the pain of loss that stars real-life couple Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. (AP)

The great Mike Nichols—famed director of “The Graduate,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The Birdcage” and more—on bringing Harold Pinter to the stage.

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Friday, September 27, 2013 | 10:00 am
Soldiers from the Kenyan Defense Forces gather at the entrance to the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP)

Shutdown mania. Nairobi’s mall of terror. The olive branch from Iran. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 11:00 am
Houston's downtown skyline. (Flickr/D.L.)

Who’s hot and who’s not among American cities and regions. Who’s booming and why on this side of the Great Recession.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 10:00 am
Kraft macaroni and cheese, Stove Stop stuffing mix, and Velveeta are seen at a Ralphs Fresh Fare supermarket in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. (AP)

Burger King makes a low-cal French fry. Processed food wants to compete on the health front. Can it? Fake meat. Super soy. We’ll look.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 10:00 am
This June 3, 2013 photo shows chef Dominique Ansel making Cronuts, a croissant-donut hybrid, at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. (AP)

Want to start a new career? A new business? We have the ready mentors for you. With real world advice.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 10:00 am
Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP)

President Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. Is there a real diplomatic opening with Iran?

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 11:00 am
This Jan. 21, 2013 photo shows economist and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich from the film "Inequality For All" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge in Park City, Utah. (AP)

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on his big new documentary on inequality – and his prescription for the future.

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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

 
Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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