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Friday, May 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Joseph Offutt, left, and Raheem Peters hold a sign and a U.S. flag across the street from the Curtis Culwell Center, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A man, whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities, was one of two suspects killed in the Sunday shooting at this location that hosted a cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. (AP)

Terrorism and Muhammad cartoons. The GOP 2016 field widens. The Senate votes on Iran deal. Deflategate. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, May 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A protestor faces police enforcing a curfew Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke grenades and fired pepper balls at dozens of protesters to enforce a citywide curfew. (AP)

Protests, big questions in Baltimore. Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court. Bernie Sanders runs for President. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The Rev. Jamal Bryant leads a rally outside of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP)

Loretta Lynch gets a vote. Race and anger in Baltimore. Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Petraeus, sentenced. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters as his wife Jeanette joins him on stage, after he announced that he will be running for the Republican presidential nomination, during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP)

Hillary and Rubio, in for 2016. Congress, in on the Iran Deal. And a Gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A card with a message addressed to the Scott family is affixed to a fence at the scene where Walter Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer Saturday after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP)

A police murder charge in South Carolina. Russia hacks the White House. Rand Paul will run. Marathon bombing verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland. A major breakthrough in the negotiations was announced following his arrival. (AP)

Gay rights, religious freedom and Indiana. All eyes on the Iran talks. Mandatory water restrictions in California. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP)

The co-pilot and the plane in the Alps? Ted Cruz announces 2016 bid. Heinz buys Kraft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote during Israel's parliamentary elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015. His Likud party would go on to win the most seats in a divided Israeli legislature, virtually guaranteeing the controversial leader a fourth term in office. (AP)

Netanyahu’s controversial victory. The GOP budget. Museum massacre in Tunisia. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. poses for photographers in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a full record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. (AP)

The GOP’s Iran letter. Shocking video out of the University of Oklahoma. Hillary Clinton goes on defense. More Ferguson. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, March 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years. (AP)

Netanyahu’s speech. Hillary Clinton’s email. Obamacare back at the high court. A stunning start to the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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ONPOINT
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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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