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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
"Ludwig van Beethoven," by Karl Joseph Stieler (Art Archive/Beethoven House)

Deconstructing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its monumental “Ode to Joy.” We get inside the music, and the world that inspired it.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Superstar food critic and chef Anthony Bourdain spoke with us Monday. Tom asked him about how he’s changed over the years: “Are you still as tough?”

 
Monday, June 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Anthony Bourdain in his show "No Reservations" cutting steak. (Credit: TravelChannel.com)

A decade after “Kitchen Confidential” lifted the lid on the drug-fuelled kitchens of New York, Anthony Bourdain is back and dishing again, in his latest book, “Medium Raw.”

 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
South Africa's Steven Pienaar, center, controls the ball during a training session, ahead of their opening World Cup match against Mexico on Friday, in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 9, 2010. (AP)

On the eve of the World Cup, we take a world tour—ground level, back lot, of how soccer is played around the world. Plus, the U.S. goalkeeper, Tim Howard, in focus.

 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Writer Yiyun Li. (Credit: YiyunLi.com)

The New Yorker names its top fiction writers under 40. Three talk to us.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

When it comes to a marquee matchup, there’s nothing like the Celtics-Lakers…

 
Friday, June 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM

With “Sex and the City 2″ getting panned, we get picks from critics, and you, on the best “worst” movies of all time.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Actor and director Tina Packer was in the studio for a memorable hour today. So how does she feel about a life spent cheek-to-cheek with Shakespeare? Here’s her answer…

 
Monday, May 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The end of “Lost.” We say goodbye to the TV series that began with a plane crash and became a phenomenon. Plus, a look back at Jack Bauer and “24.”

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Kansas City Star t.v. critic Aaron Barnhart, a guest on our show today, looks at the three “defining dramas” that are bowing out. What do you think?

 
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Oct 2, 2014
Kurds in Turkey look over the border with Syria toward the embattled town of Kobani. (David Takaki / Twitter)

ISIS and the battle for control of the Syrian town of Kobani. The Kurds have it. ISIS wants it. The US is bombing. We’ll look at the lessons of the battle for Kobani.

Oct 2, 2014
Duluth, Minnesota's Canal Park Lakewalk, shown here in 2005. (Jacob Norlund / Creative Commons)

What makes a good place to live in America today? We’ll talk with the people who size up our cities and towns.

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Oct 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

 
Oct 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

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Transcript: Taking A Close Look At America’s Police Force
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

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Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

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Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

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