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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM
People sit in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Asian stock markets sank across the board Thursday as pessimistic sentiment following sustained weakness in oil prices and a dive on Wall Street prevailed over data showing economies on the mend. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Stock prices have swooned around the world, as alarm grows over China’s economy. We’ll look at why and the path ahead.

 
Friday, January 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

US sailors and Iran. Obama’s last State of the Union. Nikki Haley shakes it up. Terror in Jakarta and Istanbul. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
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.

 
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
A triptych of signs promoting different aspects of a universal basic income, or UBI, in an unidentified public space in the United Kingdom. (Flickr / Russell Shaw Higgs)

The case for and against a government -guaranteed basic income. It’s got traction from unexpected quarters. We’ll hear the debate.

 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | 10:00 AM
The Rev. Noel Andersen, center, from the Church World Service, condemns the alleged raids of Central American families with final order of deportation, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the headquarters of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. Religious leaders and pro-immigration activists demanded president Barack Obama to stop the alleged raids. (AP Photo/Edwin Tamara)

With a new surge in border crossings, the Obama administration has launched a big crackdown. Raids, arrest, deportations. And a big outcry.

 
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.

 
Friday, January 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Officers from the Korea Meteorological Administration point at the epicenter of seismic waves in North Korea, at the National Earthquake and Volcano Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

President Obama on guns. China’s stock market turmoil. Armed takeover in Oregon. North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Smoke rises as Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Protesters upset over the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia set fires to the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (Mohammadreza Nadimi/ISNA via AP)

Saudi Arabia executes a prominent Shi’ite cleric and things are getting hot with Iran fast. We’ll dig into the mounting tension.

 
Thursday, December 31, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

 
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.

 
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Feb 8, 2016
Sign stands outside property for rent Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in south Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If it feels like rents are sky-high, you’re right. Some now paying more than half their income on rent. Some say crisis. We’ll dig in.

Feb 8, 2016
Legendary film critic  Roger Ebert in an archival image from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times. (Flickr / WikiCommons)

The critic speaks. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott on how to think about art, pleasure, beauty and truth.

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Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #5: Ted Cruz — The Advocate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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