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Monday, May 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll talk with Washington Post national security columnist David Ignatius about Tehran and Washington and his new spy thriller, “The Increment.”

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Monday, May 4, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Another round of Middle East peace talks begins, this time under Pres. Obama. It’s a good time to listen back to NYTimes correspondent Neil MacFarquhar reflect on his time in the region.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

President Obama lifts all restrictions on Cuban American travel and remittances to Cuba. We’ll ask what that may mean for Cuba, and Cuban Americans.

 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

A young African economist says “no thanks” to aid for Africa — that it hurts the continent. We’ll stage a debate.

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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.

 
Monday, February 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

As Mexican drug cartels reach as far north as Anchorage, and drug kidnappings rock Phoenix, we’ll look at Mexico’s raging drug war, north and south of the border.

 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The author of “Lipstick Jihad” talks about her new book, “Honeymoon in Tehran,” and the struggle of young Iranians under Ahmadinejad.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Atlantic’s James Fallows is back from China as America transfers power to a new president. We’ll ask how it all looks to the China maven.

 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Admiral William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command until last year, gives us his read on threats, and opportunities, now in the Middle East and beyond.

 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. We’ll listen in to proceedings and talk about a new day in U.S. foreign policy.

 
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The saola is an exceedingly rare mammal found in the mountains of Southeast Asia. (Wikicommons)

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New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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