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Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A woman stands on a car during a party in the street in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

We look back on 2015. Same -sex marriage. ISIS. Campus protests. A campaign like no other. The big news issues of 2015, and where they’re headed.

 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Doves sit on an oil pump at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Gasoline prices remain low in the United States and are expected to soon drop below US$2 a gallon. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Cheap oil. We’ll look at the global impact on jobs. On the promises out of Paris. On the push for renewables. Plus: SpaceX lands a rocket in Cape Canaveral.

 
Monday, December 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A unidentified family member, right, of a 10-year old boy that contracted Ebola, has her temperature  measured by a health worker before entering the Ebola clinic were the child is being treated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Health authorities are reporting one confirmed Ebola case, a 10-year boy who is currently being attended to at the treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital.(AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

More than a year ago Ebola hit West Africa hard. As quarantine periods end, we’ll look at the lessons learned in the outbreak.

 
Friday, December 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Space fiction has changed in the last eighty years, from 1936's "Flash Gordon" (L-R, Beatrice Roberts, Buster Crabbe, and Charles Middleton) to 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (L-R Daisy Ridley and John Boyega). (Courtesy Universal Pictures / Lucasfilm)

Everyone is going crazy over “Star Wars.” We’ll talk about its place in the pantheon of space movies, space fiction.

 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A jogger wears shorts while running along dry sidewalks at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.  The city had yet to see its first measurable snowfall Friday, breaking the old record for latest first snow set on Dec. 3, 1899. Last year some areas of the city and suburbs saw 7 feet of snow in November during what's now called the "Snowvember" storm. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

Just in time for Christmas, a heat wave. Record-high December temperatures. We’ll look at the source and consequences, El Niño and more.

 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This illustration made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Shigella bacteria. On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the CDC said a drug-resistant strain of a stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May. Many cases were traced to people who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, India or other countries. (AP Photo/CDC)

A new antibiotic-resistant superbug emerges in animals in China. We’ll look at the threat and its reach.

 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, photo, the Eiffel Tower lights up with the slogan"Action Now"referring to the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The carbon footprint for the COP21 conference runs to thousands of tons, for the some 40,000 people, including heads of state, negotiators, activists and journalists, in Paris to hash out a ground-breaking international agreement to put a brake on global warming. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Crunch time in Paris. We’ll look at the where negotiations stand on a much anticipated, big climate deal.

 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This May 3, 2011 aerial photo shows the Seabrook nuclear power plant in Seabrook, N.H. The impending retirement of Massachusetts' only nuclear power plant could roil energy markets across New England. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Will it take nuclear power – a lot more nuclear power – to save the world from climate change? The debate is on. In Paris and beyond.

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Friday, November 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Josh Baldonado, an administrative assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance, works at a treadmill desk in the firms offices in Carmel, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP)

The end of sitting at work. A new call to get up off our chairs. To stand and move! We’ll look at how that works.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM
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.

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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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