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Hour 1
Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. (AP)

The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP)

The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.

 
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Aug 21, 2014
Jen Joyce, a community manager for the Uber rideshare service, works on a laptop before a meeting of the Seattle City Council, Monday, March 17, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. (AP)

We’ll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules.

 
Aug 21, 2014
In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP)

An American is beheaded. We’ll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.

 
Aug 20, 2014
In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, a monarch butterfly lands on a confetti lantana plant in San Antonio. A half-century ago Monarch butterflies, tired, hungry and bursting to lay eggs, found plenty of nourishment flying across Texas. Native white-flowering balls of antelope milkweed covered grasslands, growing alongside nectar-filled wildflowers. But now, these orange-and-black winged butterflies find mostly buildings, manicured lawns and toxic, pesticide-filled plants. (AP)

This year’s monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We’ll ask why. It’s a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybridized species.

 
Aug 20, 2014
A man holds his hands up in the street after a standoff with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we’re seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America.

 
Aug 19, 2014
Lara Russo, left, Cally Guasti, center, and Reese Werkhoven sit on a couch in their apartment in New Paltz, N.Y. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  While their roommate story of $40,800 found in a couch made the news, other, weirder stories of unusual roommates are far more common. (AP)

From college dorms and summer camps to RVs and retirement hotels, what it’s like to share a room. True stories of roommates.

 
Aug 19, 2014
Police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

“War zones” in America. Local police departments with military grade equipment – how much is too much, and what it would take to de-militarize America’s police force.

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Feb 5, 2013
The Wu-Tang Clan reunites and releases a new album for their 20th anniversary. (ODB was there in spirit.) Listen back to our talk with RZA. [Listen Back]
 
Jun 9, 2014
Thousands of Central American immigrants -- including many unaccompanied young children and mothers -- have been flocking to the southern US border, creating a border crisis unlike any in recent history. We looked at the motivations of those young migrant children last month. [Listen Back]
 
Apr 4, 2014
A deadly and unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus in three West African nations has continued to spread, killing more than 600 people and causing worldwide alarm about the public health implications of the dangerous epidemic. Two American aid workers have recently contracted the disease. We looked at the crisis as it broke in April. [Listen Back]
 
Sep 28, 2012
As the hugely-anticipated big screen adaptation of author Lois Lowry's beloved children's novel "The Giver" comes closer to theaters, why not take a moment and listen back to our 2012 conversation with the prolific writer? [Listen Back]
 
Aug 15, 2012
New studies on sleep show that seven to nine hours is the ideal amount of rest time for most healthy adults. Recent releases suggest seven hours a night might be the prime target, and that missing even 20 minutes of those precious hours of sleep will cause a decline in personal functionality during the day. [Listen Back]
 
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Your (Weird? Wonderful? Wacky?) Roommate Stories
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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Our Week In The Web: August 15, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

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Nickel Creek Plays Three Songs LIVE For On Point
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nickel Creek shares three live (well, mostly) tracks from their interview with On Point Radio.

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Your Memories Of Robin Williams (1951 — 2014)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We collect and share your memories of the gifted comic actor and American icon, Robin Williams. Williams died this Monday at age of 63.

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