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Hour 1
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

From “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

 
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Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

 
Oct 29, 2014
A visitor looks at the simple wooden cross that marks the grave of Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas, in Laugharne, Wales, Sept. 17, 1963. (AP)

A century after his birth, poet and writer Dylan Thomas lives on. We look at his exuberant work and short life.

 
Oct 29, 2014
In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 image provided by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, a young bear is rescued from drowning after eluding officials, at Lake Powell, Utah. (AP)

A big debate in the West over transferring Federal public lands to states. We’ll hear from both sides.

 
Oct 28, 2014
Jimmy Velvet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Everly and Buddy Holly in an undated photograph. (BP Fallon / Flickr)

Southern storyteller Rick Bragg’s big, new biography of “The Killer”—Jerry Lee Lewis.

 
Oct 28, 2014
Kaci Hickox (R) speaks with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel from within her mandatory quarantine tent in Newark, NJ. (Steven Hyman)

The history of quarantines, from the Spanish Flu to polio to Ebola and the challenge of fighting an epidemic and fear of the epidemic.

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Oct 8, 2014
Boston's longtime, long-loved former Mayor Tom Menino, who served as mayor from 1993 to 2014, died this week at the age of 71. We talked about his legacy earlier this month with our On Point news analyst, Jack Beatty. [Listen Back]
 
Jun 6, 2003
With Halloween just on the other side of Thursday, why not take a few minutes and listen to a classic On Point episode remembering spooky American master Edgar Allan Poe? [Listen Back]
 
May 1, 2014
After the recent announcement that the Nigerian government had successfully arranged for the release of hundreds of kidnapped young women, the extremist Boko Haram group appears to have abducted dozens more girls. We looked at the crisis back in May. [Listen Back]
 
May 7, 2012
The 2012 death of a Florida A&M Drum Major lead to national outcry and local criminal charges. The trial against several of his former classmates begins this week. We looked at anti-hazing policies when the case broke. [Listen Back]
 
Oct 21, 2009
The mysterious disappearance of famed female pilot Amelia Earhart could finally be put to rest, as a piece of her missing plane is believed to have been discovered on an island in Kiribati. We looked at her story in 2009. [Listen Back]
 
On Point Blog
On Point Blog
The Explicast, Episode Three: What Is The Dow Jones Industrial Average?
Friday, October 31, 2014

We dig in to that all-important, all-confusing daily stock notice: the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Our Week In The Web: October 31, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014

We tumble for ya, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Tuco the Massachusetts K-9 Unit puppy in training.

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Awards Season 2014: The Movies Worth Your Time
Friday, October 31, 2014

What movies should you watch before 2014 comes to a close? Our critics offer their picks for the movies of the season right here.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, October 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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