Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Beachgoers enjoy a day at Haulover Beach, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Climate change and Miami. We’ll look at the city’s booming real estate market and its future in a time of rising seas.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Actor Charlie Sheen appears during an interview, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 on NBC's "Today" in New York. In the interview, the 50-year-old Sheen said he tested positive four years ago for the virus that causes AIDS. (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)

Actor Charlie Sheen announced he is HIV positive. So are nearly 40 million other people around the world. We’ll look at sex, new therapies, and HIV.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Rusty Olympic rings decorate a fence outside the Russian Olympic committee building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country's government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russia gets called out on the global stage for doping its athletes. Widespread, big-time. It could get Russia banned from the Rio Olympics.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo from 2008, a researcher holds a test tube filled with stem cells. Editing of human embryo is raises ethical and legal questions in the United States. The U.S. government does not fund research on human embryonic stem cells.
(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Human gene-editing is in the spotlight. We talk with young, superstar scientist Kevin Esvelt about the future of edited evolution.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A cod that will be auctioned off is held by Codie Small at the Portland Fish Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute is announcing a major breakthrough in climate and fisheries science. A study published in the journal Science indicates cod, which have collapsed off of New England, are declining because of warming oceans.  (AP)

Global warming, ocean warming and the cod collapse in the Gulf of Maine. We’ll get the latest on climate change and the seas.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An Enroll America infographic showing the estimated percentage of uninsured individuals in each US county in 2015. (Enroll America/Civis Analytics)

The national health care system – ObamaCare — heads into Year Three and it’s open enrollment season. We look at the problems and the progress.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this June 9, 2014 file photo, packages of Ballpark franks are on display at a supermarket in Middleton, Mass. (AP)

Processed meat as the new tobacco. The new asbestos. We’ll look at the bad news on your bacon, hot dogs, ham sandwiches.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Jevon Sebring of Capital Redemption Center inventories cans and bottles before they are sent to a distributor and recycled, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.  (AP)

Is recycling working? Does it add up? We’ll look at the evidence, at home and abroad.

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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.

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 24, 2015
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

Nov 24, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

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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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