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Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Are Americans angrier than ever, or does it just seem that way? We’ll look at our hot-under-the-collar country.

 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Tiger Woods during a news conference in, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP)

Tiger Woods has put “sex addiction” in the headlines. Is it real? Can it be treated? We’ll ask.

 
Thursday, January 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Eminent hypochondriacs — from Brontë and Darwin to Proust and Warhol. We’ll take an intimate look at illness and imagination. Plus: Remembering Howard Zinn.

 
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Cami Walker thought her life was over. Then she started giving. And lived again. Better. We’ll hear her story.

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Monday, September 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM

De-coding Carl Jung. The secret diary of Jung’s own psychic travels goes public. We’ll open the Swiss vault that held the master’s journey.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We look at the addictive, cathartic world of Internet confession.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM
A shopper walks through downtown Seattle Wednesday, April 29, 2009. The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years overwhelmed a rebound in consumer spending. (AP)

We’ll look at a nation moving from instant gratification to an age of thrift, and the psychology of self-control.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008 | 10:00 AM

With the Beijing Olympics set to begin, we talk with a top sports psychologist, herself a world class athlete, about what it takes.

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Monday, February 18, 2008 | 11:00 AM

So much has been written about the search for happiness — in songs and poems and countless self-help books — much of it straight from the heart. But it turns out there’s also a science of happiness, and in her new book a psychologist lays out the cold, hard facts, based on decades of research. […]

 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Here’s the dramatic set-up for the new HBO series “In Treatment”: you’re a fly on the wall in the psychotherapist’s office. For one half hour, every night of the week, a patient walks in, sits down and talks. A young gymnast too close to her coach. A Navy pilot who accidentally bombed an Iraqi school. […]

 
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May 25, 2015
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.

May 25, 2015
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.”

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May 22, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

 
May 22, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
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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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
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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