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Hour 1
Final preparations are made prior to the opening of the 40th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Copenhagen, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP)

“All we need is the will to change,” says the new UN climate report. Looking past the fear, looking to the solutions.

Hour 2
During National Novel Writing Month participants write an average of 1,667 words a day to complete a novel by the end of the month. (Oliver Hammond / Flickr)

One month to write an entire novel. We look at the craze of National Novel Writing Month.

Nov 5, 2014
Author Jen Lin-Liu shares some of the manta dumplings she shared with guest host Jane Clayson in the WBUR studios. Lin-Liu is the author of the new book, "“On The Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, With Love and Pasta." (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

Noodle-mania. We track the birth story of a staple from China to Italy. Its savory history.

Nov 5, 2014
Republican Senate candidate State Sen. Joni Ernst casts her ballot in the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst is running against Democrat U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley for the U.S. Senate seat of Tom Harkin, who is not seeking reelection.  (AP)

On the ground in key states, we’ll look at Tuesday’s midterm results: What they say and where we’re headed.

Nov 4, 2014
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in the air during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP)

A rocket explodes, a Virgin Galactic flight breaks up, a co-pilot dead. We look at the future of commercial space flight.

Nov 4, 2014
Anti-American Chinese blogger Zhou Xiaoping, seen here in his Sina Weibo account profile pic with Chinese president Xi Jinping. (Sina Weibo)

A Chinese blogger whose harsh anti-American essays have a huge following in China just got a big embrace from China’s top leadership.

Nov 3, 2014
A still from the Rob Bliss Creative street harassment video. (Rob Bliss Creative)

An internet video of a woman showered in catcalls on the street goes viral. We’ll look at women and men in public space. The catcall culture.

Nov 3, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple iPad Air 2 during an event at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. The CEO publicly acknowledged that he was gay for the first time in a Bloomberg Businessweek column in late October 2014. (AP)

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is now 100 percent out and proud. Gay. We’ll look at the landmark moment for gays in the business world.

Oct 8, 2014
Boston's longtime, long-loved former Mayor Tom Menino, who served as mayor from 1993 to 2014, died last week at the age of 71. We talked about his legacy earlier this month with our On Point news analyst, Jack Beatty. [Listen Back]
Oct 27, 2014
Mexican authorities have captured Jose Luis Abarca, the missing mayor of the city of Iguala, and his wife, both on the run after the suspicious disappearance of 43 student teachers in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. We looked at the case last month. [Listen Back]
Oct 3, 2014
Pop music's royal icon Prince took to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, proving once again to a national audience that his reign as a musical master is as much earned as it is personally bestowed. We looked at Prince earlier this autumn. [Listen Back]
Jul 17, 2013
Grammy-award winning pop-country superstar Taylor Swift pulled most of her back catalog off the free music streaming service Spotify this week, after earlier indications that she finds music free streaming less than profitable. We took a look at Spotify last year. [Listen Back]
May 7, 2009
The prickly, personal story of an unlovable Maine math teacher hit the small screens this week in HBO's new miniseries adaptation of Elizabeth's Strout's 2009 book, "Olive Kitteridge." We talked with Strout in 2009 after she won a Pulitzer Prize for the collection. [Listen Back]
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Callers Share Brave, True Stories Of Street Harassment And Workplace Openness
Monday, November 3, 2014

We sum up some of the wonderful and surprisingly moving calls from both of our broadcasts today.

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The Explicast, Episode Three: What Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average?
Friday, October 31, 2014

We dig in to that all-important, all-confusing daily stock notice: the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Our Week In The Web: October 31, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014

We tumble for ya, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Tuco the Massachusetts K-9 Unit puppy in training.

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Awards Season 2014: The Movies Worth Your Time
Friday, October 31, 2014

What movies should you watch before 2014 comes to a close? Our critics offer their picks for the movies of the season right here.

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