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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a panel "Cancer Moonshot: A Call to Action" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016.. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

A cure for cancer? Vice President Joe Biden is making a big attempt to at least try. We hear from two researchers on what opportunities and obstacles exist in a “moonshot” cure effort.

 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 11:00 AM
In researching their book, Caren Zucker and John Donvan tracked down Donald Gray Triplett (center), the first person officially diagnosed with autism. Now in his 80s, Triplett has had a long, happy life, Donvan says, maybe partly because his hometown embraced him from the beginning as " 'odd, but really, really smart.' " (Courtesy Penguin Random House)

A big fresh take on autism that begins with Patient Zero.

 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Republican Presidential candidates Gov. Chris Christie (NJ), former Gov. Jeb Bush (FL) and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina campaign at recent events. All three have used personal stories of drug addiction among family members or friends as part of their campaigning efforts. (Associated Press)

Drug deaths are on the rise in the US, especially for white Americans. And it’s changing the conversation about addiction and treatment on the campaign trail and beyond.

 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this Dec. 23, 2015 photo, 10-year-old Elison, left, watches as his mother Solange Ferreira bathes Jose Wesley in a bucket at their house in Poco Fundo, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The spreading Zika virus and a travel warning for pregnant women and women who want to become pregnant. It’s coming north.

 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Researchers with NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation project coordinated wind-tunnel tests of an Active Flow Control system -- tiny jets installed on a full-size aircraft vertical tail that blow air -- to prove they would provide enough side force and stability that it might someday be possible to design smaller vertical tails that would reduce drag and save fuel. (NASA/Dominic Hart)

Making big commercial airplanes more climate-friendly. From batteries to alternative fuel and new designs, we’ll look at what’s on the drawing board for cleaner air travel.

 
Monday, January 11, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic, from the National Geographic Pristine Seas Project.

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is on a mission to save the oceans. He joins us.

 
Monday, January 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Flint residents receive free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dangerous lead levels in drinking water in Flint, Michigan. We’ll look at the crisis there and the country’s troubled water infrastructure.

 
Monday, January 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Toy demonstrator Ralph Cruz, second left,  flies a "Star Wars" drone spaceship for customers at Toys R Us, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, Times Square in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

With an estimated one million drones unwrapped at Christmas, we’ll look at NASA’s designs for drone highways in the skies.

 
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The logo from the new film, "(Dis)Honesty," which is also the logo for the Dishonesty Project. (The Dishonesty Project)

Are we natural born liars? Is it human to lie? Inside the new documentary, ” (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.”

 
Monday, December 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM
One in four women use psychiatric medication. The reasons for the medication aren't always so clear. (Flickr)

Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim.

 
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Apr 29, 2016
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.

Apr 29, 2016
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.

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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.

 
Apr 29, 2016
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.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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