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Friday, May 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Avenue Champs Elysees in Paris on Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940. (AP)

Historian-adventurer Graham Robb takes us to the back stories, back streets, and the people of Paris.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Unemployed school teachers chant slogans at an anti-government demonstration outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Greece's debt crisis intensified Tuesday as its credit rating cut to junk status. (AP)

Greece goes broke, and fear rises that a contagion could spread. We’ll look at the Greek debt crisis and global response.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A plume of ash rising from the volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Monday, April 19, 2010.

Iceland’s volcano and its global impact. From passenger woes to airline losses, to the bigger volcano next door, we’ll take a look.

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Friday, March 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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We take a big-picture look at the late author Stieg Larsson, his wildly popular thriller series, and his intriguing life and legacy — from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” to the others in the series.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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For more than a decade Ireland boomed. It was Europe’s Celtic Tiger. Then it came crashing down. We’ll look at Ireland’s wild rise, and what went wrong.

 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We’ll look at Europe’s — and maybe the world’s — debt crisis, as Greece, Spain, and Portugal wobble and the E.U. is on the line.

 
Thursday, October 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Twenty years ago this fall, the Berlin Wall was headed down. We’ll talk with a Newsweek reporter who saw it all.

 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Islam, immigration, and Europe’s demographic revolution. We’ll look at the new face of Europe.

 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Napoleon Bonaparte’s favorite sister was shocking, beautiful and worthy of an empire all her own. We talk with biographer Flora Fraser.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 10:00 AM

With President Obama across the Atlantic for the G20 summit, we’ll ask Europeans how they see the way out of the global economic crisis — and whether America can still lead.

 
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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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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.

 
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)

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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

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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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