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Hour 1
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
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Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Feb 4, 2016
Richard Dreyfuss as financier and Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff in a scene from the ABC mini-series “Madoff,."Eva Kaminsky/ABC)

Actor Richard Dreyfuss joins us on his new role as Ponzi scheme villain Bernie Madoff and a career of being Dreyfuss.

 
Feb 4, 2016
Although technological development appears to have rapidly increased in the last fifty years, the gap between the invention of the incandescent light bulb and the Apple iPhone was not as dramatically innovative as it might have been. (WikiCommons / Associated Press)

Is the golden age of American growth and innovation over? Gone for good? Big economist Robert Gordon says so. We’ll listen, and challenge.

 
Feb 3, 2016
Author and Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy. (Photo by Bob O'Connor / Courtesy The Author)

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you’re ready to act and win.

 
Feb 3, 2016
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. (SANA via AP)

The desperate bid to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. Fragile talks in Geneva. We’ll dig in.

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Feb 1, 2016
With just days to go until the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, don't miss Jack Beatty's Notes from New Hampshire, the debut series of our brand new On Point newsletter. [Subscribe Here]
 
Jan 20, 2016
The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne condition that has been shown to lead to dangerous birth defects in children borne by mothers affected by the virus, has been declared a "global emergency" by officials at the World Health Organization. [Listen Back]
 
Jan 11, 2016
The ongoing water crisis in the city of Flint, MI has drawn national attention, and disgust. We looked to Flint earlier this year to explore the toxic water supply and lingering local effects. [Listen Back]
 
Feb 12, 2009
Barbie, the classic children's toy with the iconic -- and physically impossible -- body type will add three two shapes to her lineup. Parent company Mattel announced new "Tall," "Petite" and "Curvy" dolls. We looked at the doll on her 50th birthday. [Listen Back]
 
Apr 28, 2015
Scientists in the United Kingdom have received formal approval to begin editing the genes of human embryos. We looked at the controversial procedure last year. [Listen Back]
 
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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, February 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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Our Week In The Web: February 5, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016

Spread the word — we FINALLY have both a new website (in beta) and a new newsletter. Sign up, visit and see what’s happening in the On Point digital universe.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #3: Jeb Bush — Cry for Me, America!
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asked a New Hampshire audience to clap for him — and our own Jack Beatty was there to hear it.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #2: Chris Christie — Reassuring Bulk
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Continuing our Notes from New Hampshire series, Jack Beatty reports on the refreshing directness of Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

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