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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We dug deep into Emily Dickinson’s poetry with top critic Helen Vendler and poet Rae Armantrout. We geeked out a bit when researching this show. If you’re a Dickinson superfan, don’t miss these extras.

 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Emily Dickinson's daguerreotype circa 1846 (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Emily Dickinson died a recluse. Today, her poetry towers. Top scholar Helen Vendler joins us for a deep look at Dickinson.

 
Monday, May 31, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Rathmann says farewell to his best friend and fellow 1st Lt. Salvatore Corma during a burial in West Point, N.Y., on May 13, 2010. Corma died April 29 in Afghanistan. (AP)

The words of war. From Homer to Iraq war veteran Brian Turner, we read the poetry of war from the past to the present, in a special broadcast.

 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Simin Behbahani (Photo: Fakhradin Fakhraddini / Wikimedia Commons)

Tehran cracks down on Iran’s most beloved poet. She’s 82. We’ll look at the trials of Behbahani.

 
Thursday, December 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll bring “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas to new life in our studio.

 
Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser talks about his new love letter to a passing heartland America.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Novelist Nicholson Baker’s humorous take on poetry, rhyme, and the tortured lives of poets.

 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 11:00 AM

He was “mad, bad and dangerous to know.” Author Edna O’Brien reads into the poetry and many lovers of the great Lord Byron.

 
Monday, April 13, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Who needs an iPod if you’ve got poetry in your head? We’ll talk about the powerful pleasures of learning poems by heart.

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Monday, December 15, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Bad-boy poet Rimbaud lived hard, died young, and inspired generations — for better and worse. Novelist and biographer Edmund White tells the tale.

 
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Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

 
Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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