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A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

Hour 2
Harvard Business School is one of the top-ranked MBA programs in the country. Our guest today suggests those kinds of degrees aren't necessary for business success. (HBS / Facebook)

Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, “forget the MBA.” He’s got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.

 
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Apr 15, 2014
In this file photo, author and journalist Matt Taibbi speaks to a crowd of Occupy Wall Street protestors after a march on the offices of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in New York. There was a heavy police presence around the 42nd Street area as the demonstration began Wednesday morning outside. (AP)

Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.

 
Apr 15, 2014
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP)

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we’ve learned.

 
Apr 14, 2014
In a photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican of Louisiana, waits to be sworn in at the Capitol in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show. (AP)

Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we’re all hypocrites. It’s part of being human.

 
Apr 14, 2014
Activists of the international environmentalist organization Greenpeace pose with posters in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 13, 2014, to support clean energy. After a one week meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Berlin the final document which was  released on Sunday said that a global shift to renewable energy from fossil fuels like oil and coal are required to avoid potentially devastating sea level rise, flooding, droughts and other impacts of warming. (AP)

An urgent call to act on climate. A top UN panel says we have just 15 years to avoid calamity.

 
Apr 11, 2014
Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) receives bad news from her personal aide Gary (Tony Walsh). (HBO)

The HBO series “Veep” is back for a third season. We talk to Armando Iannucci, the show’s creator about politicians real and satirical.

 
Apr 11, 2014
Emergency responders gather in the parking lot of the high school on the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP)

School stabbings. Ukrainian consequences. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns. Computer heartbleed vulnerability. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Mar 24, 2014
A bill moving through the California state legislature that would put an end to the use of performing orca whales hit a procedural snag this week. We first examined the legislation last month.
 
Jul 29, 2013
Stephen A. Cohen's controversial hedge fund SAC Capital Advisers was hit with a $1.2 billion fine as part of an approved plea agreement between the Wall Street titans and the Federal government. We examined the firm's fraud case last summer.
 
Oct 8, 2008
Author Peter Matthiessen, an environmental activist and towering figure of 20th Century American literature, died earlier this month at age 86. He joined us in 2008 to discuss his novel "Shadow Country."
 
Mar 14, 2013
Two On Point guests from this past year were recipients of 2014 Pulitzer Prizes. Megan Marshall won for her biography of Margaret Fuller, and Eli Saslow won for his explanatory reporting in the Washington Post. Listen back to our conversations with both winners.
 
Sep 25, 2009
The wildly-popular AMC period drama "Mad Men" returned for its final season last Sunday. We spoke with series creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner in 2009 about the style and substance of his steamy 1960s ad world.
 
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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Year Later
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we look back at our own coverage of the attacks and the community’s response from April 2013.

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Hypocrites Are Everywhere: A Quote Compendium
Monday, April 14, 2014

“Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman

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