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Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Ethan Hawke plays famed jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in the new biopic film, "Born To Be Blue." (Courtesy IFC)

Actor Ethan Hawke as jazz trumpeter Chet Baker in “Born to Be Blue.”

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Charles Mingus performs in lower Manhattan, N.Y., as a part of U.S. Bicentennial Celebrations on July 4, 1976. (Tom Marcello / WikiCommons)

The music, life and complex racial identity of jazz great Charles Mingus.

 
Friday, July 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Harmonica master Howard Levy, in a photo dated February 2012. (Courtesy the Artist)

Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy tears it up with us. From Bach to the blues.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This file image from the Dutch National Archives is a portrait of singer Nina Simone, taken in 1965. (Creative Commons / WikiCommons)

Singer/composer Nina Simone, voice of brilliant black artistry, is back in a new documentary. We’ll dive in.

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Monday, May 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jazz icon Billie Holiday performs in New York City's Club Downbeat in February 1947.  (Library of Congress / Creative Commons)

A meditation on the life and music of Billie Holiday. The lady who sang the blues.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

 
Friday, October 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Jazz violinist Regina Carter. (Courtesy of the Artist)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

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Friday, October 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra at a recent tour performance. (Courtesy Spanish Harlem Orchestra)

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Salsa, jazz and a lot of great energy. We’ll hear their sound.

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Apr 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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