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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM
In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 file photo, recording artist Kanye West speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. West is postponing the rest of his “Yeezus” tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged. The use of the Confederate flag on his tour merchandise has stirred controversy. (AP)

Kanye West’s at it again, selling the Confederate flag at his concerts, looking to undercut a divisive old symbol – and sell t-shirts. We’ll look at Kanye West and the Confederate Flag.

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Friday, February 4, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Soul food (Flickr/MookieLuv)

We look at the soul and the history of African-American cooking with soul food’s grand dame, Jessica Harris.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Parishioners listen to a service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Oct. 31, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP)

The history and right now of African-American marriage.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson on the splintering of black America.

 
Friday, February 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Playwright Lydia Diamond and her potent new slice of African-American drama, “Stick Fly.”

 
Monday, January 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM

On Martin Luther King Day, African Americans speak on race and what’s changed in the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency.

 
Monday, January 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Alex Haley wrote “Roots.” Now a new generation tells the African-American slave story. We’ll talk to 18-year-old debut novelist Noni Carter.

 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Michelle Obama’s family tree. Genealogists have tracked it down. It tells a story about our country.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard professor who has been much in the news this week – and was a big topic in our news roundtable  today – had a thought-provoking conversation with Tom in 2006.

 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon on the effective “re-enslavement” of African Americans after the Civil War.

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Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

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Apr 16, 2014
Harvard Business School is one of the top-ranked MBA programs in the country. Our guest today suggests those kinds of degrees aren't necessary for business success. (HBS / Facebook)

Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, “forget the MBA.” He’s got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.

 
Apr 16, 2014
A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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