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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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The cover of the new book, "Cosmopolites" by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian. (Columbia Global Reports)

Global statelessness and a new look at the booming market for passports. Nationality for sale.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Inspectors at an illegal logging camp in the Machadinho d'Oeste section of the Amazon rain forest in the western Brazilian state of Rondonia clear the camp for inspections. (NPR / Kainaz Amaria)

NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro takes us into the epic struggle right now over the fate of the Amazon rain forest.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, American art collector Peggy Guggenheim poses between early paintings by Jackson Pollock that are part of her modern art collection at her 18th century palace, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in Venice, Italy, May 30, 1979. (AP)

Peggy Guggenheim, the rebel heiress who saved modern art from the Nazis. A new book looks at her remarkable life.

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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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Monday, November 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Douma Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people gather near damaged buildings, in the aftermath of an airstrike that activists said was carried out by Russia, in Douma, Syria, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP)

U.S. special forces taking on ISIS in Iraq, and how headed into Syria. Should U.S. troops be back on the ground in this region?

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Friday, October 30, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.  (AP)

A violent classroom arrest. Hello, Speaker Paul D. Ryan. GOP debate. The US and a combat role against ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Lei Jun, chairman of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, holds up the latest models of the Xiaomi Note at a press event in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP)

Tech guru Clay Shirky from Shanghai on freedom, control and the growing knowledge economy in China.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 photo, job applicants fill out and turn in forms during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. (AP)

Is the U.S. economy slowing down? We’ll look at the leading indicators and the big global picture.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, National Security Aide Oliver North, right, applauds Iran-Contra figure and former CIA station chief Joseph Fernandez, left, as he is congratulated by Contra leader Adolfo Calero, center, during a reception in Miami, Florida on Friday, June 30, 1989 to raise funds for Fernandez. (AP)

Investigative reporter Robert Parry on American journalism, now, and what we’re not being told about the living history of our country.

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Nov 26, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

Nov 26, 2015
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.

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 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.

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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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