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Graham Robb is our historian on a bicycle — clarifying our Celtic roots in the Middle Earth of Tolkein, King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin and Asterix, first by pedaling tirelessly through their landscape in the British Isles.
We're putting the band back together, in a new world. With the peerless producer Mary McGrath, we're bringing Open Source back to our first radio home, WBUR in Boston...
Robert Dallek reminds us JFK was a pillow-talk peacenik, and argues that his big achievement was breaking the spell of nuclear madness.
Steve Kinzer has news: the 60-year "Dulles Era" of covert wars, corporate gaming and "compulsive activism" abroad may be over.
Nicholson Baker's new novel is a wry, wistful homage to the singer-songwriters he's practing to be.
James Douglass on "JFK and the Unspeakable," Part Two. A holy tragedy, in which JFK with enormous courage accepted a miracle at the price of his life.
James Douglass has an "unspeakable" analysis of JFK's death 50 years ago. It's a conspiracy story with theology, too, and Oliver Stone's endorsement.
Linda Ronstadt is riffing with me through the great pop songs the world now knows as "art songs," from the Gershwin brothers to Marvin Gaye.
David Bromwich at Yale reads history unfolding around Syria as he would a novel: "there's something unhinged," he says, about the language around the Obama White House.