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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Chinese investors chat while monitoring stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2015. Chinese authorities have accused securities firms of manipulating share prices and allowing improper trading during the country's market plunge, in a possible effort to deflect blame for investor losses totaling several trillion dollars.  (AP)

China’s stock market melts down and its economy on shaky ground. A bubble correction or signs of something more serious?

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Monday, July 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A teenager under treatment in the documentary film "Web Junkie." (Courtesy the Filmmakers)

Boot-camp style rehabilitation centers in China to treat Internet addiction, and the problem here in the US.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this image provided by NASA/JSC, astronauts Steven L. Smith and John M. Grunsfeld are photographed during an extravehicular activity (EVA) during the December 1999 Hubble servicing mission of STS-103, flown by Discovery. The Hubble Space Telescope, one of NASA'S crowning glories, marks its 25th anniversary on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Global plans for outer space. We’ll look around the world at who has what agendas for out there.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin Wall, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 22, 2015, to mark the 74th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. (AP)

Are we looking at a “new” Cold War? Russian bombers in the air. US tanks to Eastern Europe. We’ll look at the new shivers of a bad old time.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Monday, May 25, 2015 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Dolphin Z-9 helicopter of China's Navy missile frigate CNS Yulin flies off the deck of Singapore's Navy missile frigate RSS Intrepid during the "Exercise Maritime Cooperation 2015" by Singapore and Chinese navies in the South China Sea. (AP)

Showdown in the South China Sea as China pushes its claims and the US pushes back. We’ll ask where this goes.

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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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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 “The 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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Friday, May 1, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this photo provided by World Vision, a house stands destroyed by Saturday’s earthquake at Paslang village in Gorkha municipality, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015.  (AP)

Nepal and Kathmandu after the devastating earthquake. We’ll look at the geology, geo-politics, rescue and the hard way ahead.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A landmark new research study from Chinese scientists is one of the first to edit the genomes of human embryos. (Dr. Yorgos Nikas/  SPL)

Chinese scientists re-engineer human embryo genes, and set off a global moral debate. We’ll dig in.

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Jul 28, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama, center left , and Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn review an honor guard at the National Palace in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP)

The United States and Africa. What we see in and beyond President Obama’s big visit.

Jul 28, 2015
A portion of the cover of Julia Pierpont's debut novel, "Among the Ten Thousand Things." (Courtesy Random House)

Writer Julia Pierpont is getting rave reviews for her debut novel — “Among the Ten Thousand Things” — about a marriage in crisis. She joins us.

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Jul 27, 2015
The Snow BBQ best, in WBUR's kitchen. (Sarah Platt / WBUR)

From secret sauces and rubs to hickory and folklore, we will celebrate and sample the best barbecue in the land. Bring napkins!

 
Jul 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council 42nd annual meeting Thursday, July 23, 2015, in San Diego. (Left) Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at Cecil's Cafe, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Right) (AP)

Sixteen Republicans are running for president. Two of them — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina — join us.

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Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

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Q & A: Carly Fiorina On Trump, Sexism, And Being Cut From The GOP Debate
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

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Our Week In The News: July 24, 2015
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

You all really, really love to listen to our week in the news segments (that’s great) and we wonder why. Plus: Alex Trebek can’t really sing, in case you were wondering.

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