Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan wave on their arrival Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Boeing Field in Everett, Wash. (AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the United States with a big, tough agenda: cybersecurity, military ambition and the future of US-China relations.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
An advance image from the filming of "Racing Extinction," showing filmmaker Louie Psihoyos with an underwater camera. (Courtesy Oceanic Preservation Society / The Filmmakers)

The new documentary “Racing Extinction” goes undercover to the edge of mass extinction in the world’s darkest black markets.

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Friday, September 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Republican presidential candidates, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, left, and John Kasich, center, look on as Chris Christie speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif.  (AP)

The GOP debate. Congress and government shutdown. Clashes as Hungarian troops confront migrants on the border. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Pope Francis is cheered by faithful as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.  (AP)

Pope Francis has been taking stands on everything from the environment to Wall Street. How will he preach to America when he comes next week?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 photo, Syrian refugee Ibrahim Mahmoud speaks during an interview with The Associated Press surrounded by his children inside his tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Deir Zanoun, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (AP)

A deep look inside Syria: Russia’s military steps up. Hundreds of thousands of migrants flee: who’s leaving? Who’s staying?

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Monday, September 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, to travel to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Harrison Township, Mich. with second lady Dr. Jill Biden. (AP)

Russian grand chessmaster Garry Kasparov is a critic of Vladimir Putin, and now of President Obama’s foreign policy too. We’ll hear his argument and the pushback.

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Friday, September 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Bob Kunst, of Miami Beach, Fla., wears a Hillary Rodham Clinton mask while attending a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn, of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015.  (AP)

Decision time on the Iran Deal. Kentucky clerk, out of jail. The US looks at the refugees of Syria. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A statue of Don Quixote and his horse in an unidentified town in Spain. (JoseManuel / WikiCommons)

“Don Quixote,” and why the 17th Century mock epic of Cervantes still gets under our skin.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM
People pass railway tracks as they approach the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija,Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Hundred of thousands migrants and refugees trying to reach the heart of Europe via Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and Hungary have faced dangers, difficulties and delays on every link of the journey.  (AP)

Migrant meltdown out of the Middle East. Who would take these people? Should the US help? And how to stop a global problem at its source.

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Friday, September 4, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a migrant child after a number of migrants died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (DHA/AP)

Migrant crisis in Europe. The Iran deal, cleared. A Kentucky clerk and gay marriage. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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.

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 24, 2015
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

Nov 24, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

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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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