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Hour 1
Kaname Hayashi, a project leader of Humanoid Robots "Pepper," talks with the robot at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. (AP)

Robot love, robot work, “killer robots” – we get the latest on robots moving deeper into life.

Hour 2
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

 
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SHOWS
Nov 27, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

 
Nov 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

 
Nov 26, 2014
A 1597 map of Lesbos / Mytilene, Greece by Giacomo Franco. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

 
Nov 26, 2014
Getting together with your family and loved ones at Thanksgiving and the holidays doesn't have to lead to  arguments and fights. (Meg Hunt / Flickr)

The Thanksgiving get-together and all the family drama trimmings. Sage advice from advice columnists.

 
Nov 25, 2014
A 40-pound tom turkey looks out at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP)

We’ll talk turkey and all the sides. Top chefs join us to answer your Thanksgiving questions.

 
Nov 25, 2014
A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shuttered near the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

Grand Jury decision out of Ferguson — no indictment. We’re on the ground with the latest details and reaction.

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PICKS
Nov 16, 2010
Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino boxer, singer and Congressman, has retained his WBO welterweight champion title after besting American Chris Algieri last weekend. We looked at his career four years ago. [Listen Back]
 
Sep 27, 2014
The legendary American director Mike Nichols -- of "The Graduate," "The Birdcage" and more -- has died at age 83. Listen back to our interview with the master creator last September. [Listen Back]
 
Mar 21, 2012
Famed mathematician Alan Turing -- whose undercover work for the British government helped cracked the elusive Enigma code during World War II -- is the subject of a splashy new biopic hitting the big screens nationwide. We looked at Turing's legacy two years ago. [Listen Back]
 
Jun 30, 2014
Author and former US Marine Public Affairs Officer Phil Klay has won the 2014 National Book Award for his short story collection, "Redeployment." He joined us in June to talk about the legacy of the Iraq War. [Listen Back]
 
May 21, 2014
New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Evan Osnos garnered top non-fiction honors at the National Book Awards for his book, "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China." He joined us earlier this year. [Listen Back]
 
On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Last-Minute Thanksgiving Luxury
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

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Calling All Interns, Calling All Interns
Monday, November 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, November 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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