foreign affairs
Monday, January 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM

“Avatar” was bumped off screens in China by a state-sponsored biopic on Confucius. We look at his teachings — and the rise of Confucianism in China today.

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Monday, January 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM

The two giants tangle over cyberattacks, censorship, and the Internet. We’ll look at the stakes — for Google, China, and more.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM

We’ll survey the damage in Haiti, and what the disaster means for the hemisphere’s poorest nation.

Monday, January 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Martin Jacques on what it will mean when China is large and in charge of the 21st century.

Monday, December 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran ups the nuclear ante and cracks down on dissent, worldwide. We’ll open our phone lines to the voices of Iran.

Monday, October 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Irene Khan, the first woman and Muslim to head Amnesty International, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, on the global state of human rights.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | 11:00 AM

War crimes, genocide and the rule of law. A documentary tracks the struggle on four continents for the International Criminal Court.

Monday, June 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran votes in a charged election. We turn to Tehran to examine the aftermath.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Forget the SATs. Forget the “top college” rat race and high-priced American schools. Writer Maya Frost says it’s time for American students to go global, look abroad, and get a global education, for less.

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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.

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 24, 2015
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

Nov 24, 2015
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

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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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