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President Barack Obama speaking at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H. in 2009.

President Barack Obama speaking at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H. in 2009.

Wednesday, Aug 05 12 p.m. (ET)

President Obama’s Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

Barbecue chicken drumsticks on a grill.

Barbecue chicken drumsticks on a grill.

Wednesday, Aug 05 12:20 p.m. (ET)

The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

NASA's Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope John Mather speaking on the search for life beyond earth at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

NASA's Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope John Mather speaking on the search for life beyond earth at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Wednesday, Aug 05 1 p.m. (ET)

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

We chat with John Mather, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the senior project scientist for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope project.

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A New Orleans mural honors the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer.

A New Orleans mural honors the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer.

Tuesday, Aug 04 1:20 p.m. (ET)

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

Painted portrait of Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Painted portrait of Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Tuesday, Aug 04 1 p.m. (ET)

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar’s Death

Mullah Mohammad Omar, the longtime head of the Taliban in Afghanistan, was confirmed dead last week. A new leader has taken his place, but questions remain about how the transition in leadership will affect the Taliban's position and strategy, as well as peace talks with the Afghan government that began in July. We explore what may change for Afghanistan now that new leadership is in charge of the Taliban.

Tuesday, Aug 04 12 p.m. (ET)

Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel patrolling Guantanamo Bay in 2010.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel patrolling Guantanamo Bay in 2010.

Monday, Aug 03 1:32 p.m. (ET)

Lawlessness and International Waters

The world's waterways are important thoroughfares for commerce and international trade. But they're also places where crime and violence occur at alarming rates, often in areas where it's difficult to seek justice under international law. Kojo chats with New York Times reporter Ian Urbina, whose recent series documented human rights and environmental abuses at sea, including a murder that went unreported despite dozens of witnesses.

Images from a Feb. 6, 2015 visit to the Baltimore City Detention Center. Photo by ACLU.

Images from a Feb. 6, 2015 visit to the Baltimore City Detention Center. Photo by ACLU.

Monday, Aug 03 1 p.m. (ET)

Closing Part of the Baltimore Jail

The scandal-plagued Men's Detention Center in Baltimore will close as soon as its inmates are relocated, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced. We look at the Civil War-era jail and the politics of the decision.

An 18-year-old waitress at a New York restaurant in 2009.

An 18-year-old waitress at a New York restaurant in 2009.

Monday, Aug 03 12 p.m. (ET)

Teens For Hire: The Decline in Summer Jobs

Teens have long sought summer jobs -- to earn money, get some work experience and build a resume. But finding a job without prior experience has become tougher over the last few years as the economy has languished.