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Friday, May 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Ships dock at the piers at the seaport town of Murmansk on the Kola peninsula in Russia. Russian authorities have detained a Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and 27 crew and they face charges when they arrived at Murmansk. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

The Arctic Circle is opening up at a gallop as the ice disappears. Oil, gold, armies, spies. Big opportunities and fear of the consequences.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Iraqi security forces guard displaced Iraqis from Ramadi as they cross the Bzebiz bridge after spending the night walking towards Baghdad. (Hadi Mizban/AP)

The ISIS flag now flies over Ramadi. US and Iraqi forces are mobilizing to take it back. But can they? And what if they can’t?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM
TRAINS

As the US struggles with infrastructure, China moves to build a brand new railway across South America. We’ll get the story.

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Monday, May 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama sits with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Secretary of State John Kerry, center right, and Gulf Cooperation Council leaders and delegations at Camp David, Md., Thursday, May 14, 2015.  (AP)

Choices to be made about America’s future place in the world, from large and in charge to walking softly and fixing our own problems first. Global strategist Ian Bremmer joins us.

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Monday, May 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Christie's Global President and auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen gestures during the bidding of Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for nearly $179.4 million, making it set a world record for artwork at auction during a sale at Christie's Rockefeller Center in New York, Monday, May 11, 2015.  (AP)

We dive into the white-hot art market for top tier art. Two billion dollars in a single week, and the money chasing Picassos and more.

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Friday, May 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others.  (AP)

The deadly train derailment. Democrats tangle over trade. Jeb Bush’s Iraq War fumble. A Gulf State summit. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An ethnic Rohingya boy sleeps on a pile of used clothing donated by local residents at a sports stadium turned into temporary shelter for migrants whose boats washed ashore on Sumatra island on Sunday, in Lhoksukon, Aceh province, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  (AP)

The migrant crisis spills into Southeast Asia. Desperate people on the move. Blocked. Abandoned at sea. Europe’s still reeling from its own influx. What’s to be done?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Los Angeles community members take to the streets of Beverly Hills to demand that Hillary Rodham Clinton oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) known as β€œThe Fast Track,” in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP)

We’ll look at the white-hot politics of trade as President Obama and Congress go to the mat on the TPP.

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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

May 25, 2015
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

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May 22, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

 
May 22, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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