Friday, September 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so.  (AP)

Pope Francis and China’s President in the US. Volkswagen meltdown. The Saudi stampede. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a meeting in Tehran, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP)

The great debate over the Iran deal – who is coming down where, and why.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammon, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP)

A landmark six-nation deal with Iran over nuclear weapons. We’ll pore over the deal and look at what comes next.

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Friday, May 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others.  (AP)

The deadly train derailment. Democrats tangle over trade. Jeb Bush’s Iraq War fumble. A Gulf State summit. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, left, greets John O. Brennan, center, Dir. of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Admiral Michael S. Rogers, right, Dir. of National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), after speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015.  (AP)

A federal appeals court rules NSA bulk surveillance illegal just as the Patriot Act is up for renewal in Congress. We’ll have the debate.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Joseph Offutt, left, and Raheem Peters hold a sign and a U.S. flag across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man, whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities, was one of two suspects killed in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. (AP)

Terrorism and Muhammad cartoons. The GOP 2016 field widens. The Senate votes on Iran deal. Deflategate. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, May 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A protestor faces police enforcing a curfew Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke grenades and fired pepper balls at dozens of protesters to enforce a citywide curfew. (AP)

Protests, big questions in Baltimore. Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court. Bernie Sanders runs for President. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., third right, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, leading a delegation of U.S. lawmakers, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third left, at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP)

TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is headed onto the fast track for a vote now. We’ll look at the big trade-pact and big debate around it. Plus, the latest on the boat migrant crisis in Europe.

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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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